Flies have always been considered as a troublesome vermin, which always poses a disease risk. They eat almost all organic substances and happily buzz about rotting flesh and faeces present around their breeding site. They lay their eggs, specifically on animal products and also leave their droppings on food while they land on it. Different types of flies pose different levels of hygiene risks. So a small housefly is annoying but not so dangerous as compared to a blowfly, which can transmit some serious diseases. Under favorable conditions flies can multiply very quickly and become a nuisance.
The blowfly occurs worldwide and is very often also found in the parts if America, Asia and Africa. Especially meat and rotting substances provide the basis for the breeding blowflies. Since they feed on almost all foods, they occur both in commercial kitchens and food processing as well as in private households. For nutrition and hatching of the larvae the blowfly also uses organic waste and faeces, and because of it is considered a serious health threat.
Blowflies are responsible for following diseases:
- parasitic worms
Blowflies are also known as flesh flies in some parts of the world.They are easy to recognize with some peculiar features: they are up to 13-15 mm long and are overall very hairy. The female blowfly lays her eggs on animal foods, such as meat, from, even if they are stored in refrigerators or cold rooms. Under favourable conditions, the maggots of the blowfly develop within a few days.
Houseflies are pests that are attracted by decomposed vegetable matter, but also of human and animal body wastes. Faeces, sweat, and festering wounds serve as a hotbed of fly larvae, which feed on decaying substances and wastes. Therefore also transmits the housefly, which is up to 6-8 mm long, excitation of various infectious diseases to food. Large houseflies cavort preferred on rotten fruit, so they are often found on waste collection in large quantities.
When liquid and solid waste are removed, mainly make UV lamps in an environmentally friendly method of control of the flies. These are well suited for fighting in food areas and can kill in combination with a under high voltage grid or capture by adhesive surfaces flies. The fly is thereby attracted to the UV light, but also many beneficial insects. Therefore, the UV lamps may only be used in enclosed spaces. To combat the blowfly outdoors, bring the pest repeller with special attractants provided glue traps or adhesive films, which work with a similar principle as the UV lamp.
In order not to let fly into the house first, food should always be stored in tightly closed containers. Garbage cans, especially for bio-waste container should never be open, but will always be closed with a lid. In addition, fly screens on windows and doors give a reliable protection against penetration of various fly into a building.