Here’s why house flies are a threat

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Flies that frequent kitchens and other rooms in the house present a real danger because they transmit different diseases and viruses. Rest assured: the Covid-19 is not one of them. But you have to be careful and pay attention to hygiene, warns a specialist.

The housefly is not at all harmless to humans, warns Professor Svetlana Yaroslavtseva. Of all the species of flies, it is one of the most dangerous, she said in an interview with Sputnik.

Indeed, it is often in interaction with humans. The pathogens of the most dangerous diseases can remain active on the legs, body, sucker, saliva and intestines of these insects.

“First, flies transmit all intestinal infections, primarily cholera,” said the specialist. They also transmit salmonellosis, parasitic worm larvae and various viruses, including adenoviruses, but not Covid-19, continued Yaroslavtseva.

Hygiene is a priority

The scientist cited methods that help protect against flies. The first thing is sanitation and hygiene.

Specialists mainly recommend disinfecting garbage cans and landfills because rotting waste is an ideal environment for their reproduction. It is also advisable to disinfect the potting soil composed of collected leaves because it can contain larvae of flies.

It is more difficult to control adults because they are resistant to many insecticides, noted Svetlana Yaroslavtseva.


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