Flies are the most common kinds of pests which have been in close contact with the human race since times immemorial. Though a fly may seem a pretty thing to be worried about their infestation is a thing to worry about as a large infestation of flies may bring home an even larger number of diseases and wipe of a family or a community in no time. Flies are not only irritating for their pointless buzzing and fluttering but also, they are very dangerous being a vector of life claiming diseases. To stop the buzz of flies, hire pest control services in Kolkata.
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Types of flies in India
Indian households and communities harbor different types of flies. Some of the common species are Housefly (Musca domestica), Blue Bottle Fly (Calliphora vomitoria), Fruit Fly (Drosophila sp.), and Drain Fly or Sewage Fly (Psychodidae sp). Among these Blue, Bottle Fly is the deadliest type although all of these pose a great degree of threats to mankind.
Infestation of Flies in India
As India lacks a proper Garbage Disposal System a fly infestation is a very common thing in India. The majority of the infestations occur in houses or communities adjacent to the Garbage Disposing Grounds, flies tend to come from their breeding grounds to the household in search of food and spreads deadly diseases as well as larvae in the household which grows gradually being unnoticed and results in a massive infestation.
Flies as Carrier of Disease
Flies are seen bustling in dirt and fecal matters or carcass. They sit on the dirt and carry the pathogens with the help of their bristled legs or if they feast upon dirt they collect the pathogen in their esophagus and spread them when they come in contact with fresh household foods or any other surfaces. The bristled legs and esophagus are the main “helping hands” of the flies in the spreading of diseases and “crowns” them as “successful vectors of diseases”.
Contamination of Food
As stated earlier flies carry germs with them in their legs and esophagus and sitting on fresh uncovered foods or fruits contaminated them. Mostly they contaminate them with germs or they can also make them unfit for consumption by laying eggs on them or by transmitting their larva in them. So, the contaminating of foods is by far the most problematic aspect of a Fly Infestation.
lies are the most impactful disease-causing pests in the human race. Flies are said to transmit 65 different kinds of diseases. Major diseases include Cholera, Dysentry, Conjunctivitis, Salmonellosis, Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Fever, Gastroenteritis. Fly transmitted disease can occur by using contaminated cutlery, or uncovered foods.
Prevention of Problems posed by Flies
The prevention of problems of flies can be done easily and effectively by maintaining the hygiene of the household. Food should always be covered, regular pest control should be done, cutlery or fruits should be washed and then used, the house can be cleaned with fly repelling disinfectants.
Flies can cast dangerous impacts on humans if not taken care of properly. So, the flies population should always be checked in and around the household to prevent infestation. The house should be kept clean and there shall be no breeding grounds for flies in or around the household. The infestations are very much required to be understood and checked by professionals. Goodbye Pest has professionals from Kolkata Pest Control who provides the best flies control.
Author Bio: Avijit Ghosh
Avijit Ghosh completed his M. Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta & higher studies of entomology from Indian Grain Storage Management and Research Institute (I.G.M.R.I.), Hapur, UP.
The author has more than twelve years of field experience since 2009. He worked as a certified entomologist in various reputed organizations.
Now he is a start-up entrepreneur of Mom’s Smile and Goodbye Pest, A unit of Aknamos Home Care Pvt. Ltd.