Did you know that over 100 pathogens are associated with the house fly? Pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli. These can cause diseases including: typhoid fever, cholera, hepatitis, polio, tuberculosis and infantile diarrhea.
Common St. Johns County Flies:
House Fly, Fruit Fly, Bottle Fly, Drain Fly, Gnat
Eliminate Breeding Grounds: Flies like to lay their eggs in rotting garbage, manure and other unsightly areas. Sanitation is key to keeping your home clean of flies. Even other pest control methods not checked on like a trapped rat in the attic can turn into breeding grounds for flies when the rat dies and rots.
How Disease Is Spread: A fly rapidly moves from contaminated areas to human food sources, utensils, etc. A fly carries literally millions of micro organisms, and is an insect that cannot fly for long periods. This translates into frequent landing which spreads bacteria.
Reproduction: A single pair of flies can produce over a million offspring in two months.
Lifespan: Dependent on the species of course, an average fly lifespan is anywhere from several days to a couple months with the extreme at about a year.
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