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What Really Happens When Flies Lands On Your Food?

What Really Happens When Flies Lands On Your Food?

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Have you ever wonder what happens when a fly lands on food. Is it really as bad as they say? Should you still consume food? Well, we found this… 

In order to find what is really happening when a fly is getting on our food, Reasonable Knowledge did some researches and prepared this article just for you.

Well, it is widely known that fly can contaminate the food they touch, however it is a little worse than that. 

#1 They Carry Over 60 Diseases.

Houseflies can transmit at least 65 different diseases to humans just by crawling through garbage and food. That includes dysentery, diarrhea, cholera, and even leprosy. And it’s not just humans that can suffer, flies can infect other animals too, like chickens or pigs.

#2 Their legs and wings can turn your food into a nest of bacteria.

We already know that these bugs are filled with bacteria inside. But did you know that the highest number of microbes can be found on the outside of their body? According to Nanyang Technological University, “each step of hundreds that a fly has taken leaves behind a microbial colony track.” That means anything they touch can get seriously infected too.

#3 They can vomit on your food.

Here is what you need to know: houseflies eat by sucking fluids through their tubular mouths. The shape of their mouths is why they have to turn any meal into a liquid. To do this, they puke on your food with their own saliva, which could contain anything that they’ve eaten before (for example, rotten meat or feces).

#4 They can lay eggs on your meal.

Those delicious leftovers you’ve been saving for later can turn into the perfect nest for eggs. And after some time passes, they will grow into little baby houseflies (maggots or larvae) who can really poison you with bacteria. So remember to cover your food if you’re gonna leave it out for a while.

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