I saw a video on Facebook recently that showed a regular house fly laying eggs, it wasn’t just one egg though – it was dozens of eggs and it just kept going. It was like a bad car accident, I couldn’t look away from the video, I was fascinated and disgusted at the same time. If you are even remotely interested here is the link for the video.
Of course, I had to do more research on what happens after they lay their eggs… the eggs turn into larvae, otherwise known as maggots. I feel like I already knew this, but it was confirmed for me.
That got me thinking – these flies must lay eggs everywhere – this can’t be good for us. They have to spread disease right? Well, yes.
Houseflies feed off two things – feces and rotting matter. Those are breeding grounds for bacteria and diseases.
In a recent study from Penn State’s Eberly College of Science, researchers found that houseflies carry hundreds of different species of bacteria, many of which are harmful to humans. As flies have a lot of contact with humans, they now believe flies are a big part of transmission of diseases that might have been overlooked by health officials.
Their legs and wings, with the legs being the highest, are the main areas the bacteria live on and transfers from. Bacteria are able to live on the flies, as they start growing and spreading on a new surface.
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