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Author : Five Moon

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Flies are the most widespread household insects around the world to the point that they are considered a landscape in some areas of the world.

What many people neglect about flies is that they are very harmful, besides their ugly and disgusting look, it transmits many different and deadly diseases.

There are many types of flies that we are going to discuss today in our article such as:

  • Blue flies
  • Tropical flies
  • Tsetse fly

We are also going to explain to you the benefits of flies, which are information that many may not know, in addition to clarifying the best types of flies’ repellents.

Age of flies and their life cycle:

In general, the life cycle of flies extends to fourteen days (14 days) from the start of laying eggs until they reach full life til their life naturally ends and not for other reasons.

The life cycle of flies begins when female flies lay their eggs in decomposing organic substance, whether it is food residue, organic waste, or other substances.

Female flies lay about 100 eggs in one area, the eggs do not need to be fertilized directly by males, where female flies store the male sperm inside her and lay fertilized eggs.

The life cycle, since laying eggs until they hatch and being ready to fly, takes about 2 to5 days under suitable environmental conditions.

The female places the flies in the decomposing organic substance, and the eggs and larvae that hatch also help in the decomposition of various organic substances and continuously accelerate their rotting process.

Flies need a hot atmosphere to be able to reproduce properly and better, this is why flies are abundant in the summer season specifically; in hot and suitable climates it can produce more than 12 generations of flies per year and it may reach more than 20 generations as well.

Types of flies:

When it comes to flies’ types there are more than 120,000 different types of flies, most of these types are slightly different in body shape, but the main difference between types of flies are the habitats of flies, the places they live in and the food they eat.

One of the most important different types of flies are:

Blue flies:

The English name for these flies is Blow Files, they are flies that lay their eggs in the corpses of the dead for the larvae to hatch and feed on.

The blue flies are distinguished by their ability to locate dead bodies. Therefore, they considered one of the evidence on which forensic teams rely on to determine the time of death and in some cases finding the body.

One of the strange things about blue flies is that the adult fly does not feed on corpses, but feeds on flowers’ nectar.

It is the eggs that feed on the corpses, as well as the larvae.

Blue flies and larvae do not cause diseases to humans, but they may transmit diseases like all other types of flies.

Tsetse fly:

These flies feed on the blood of animals and humans alike, it exits in a variety of colors, from yellow brown to dark brown.

The lifespan of the tsetse fly varies according to its type, as the female may reach four months old and the male reaches a maximum age of 3 weeks.

It lives and breeds in hot tropical regions and causes very dangerous disease.

Tsetse fly causes a disease called sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis. The disease is not dangerous and does not cause death if treated, but if neglected it may cause death.

There are many other types of flies, such as the fruit fly, desert fly, sand fly, and different types according to the habitat and way of life of each individual species.

Benefits of flies:

We cannot say that there is a direct benefit to flies or that it is not harmful to humans, but when we talk about the direct benefits of flies, there is a group of them, even if they are simple or few.

For example, according to new Arabic research, green flies specifically help to heal wounds and get rid of gangrene caused by wounds.

One of the most important roles of flies is to carry pollen and help pollinate different flowers and plants as bees do.

It also feeds on some agricultural pests that are harmful to crops and helps to get rid of them.

The blue flies, as an example, help get rid of rotting corpses and help forensic physicians to determine the exact time of death.

Harm of flies:

When we mention harm of flies, we must differentiate between two different things:

The first thing is that flies themselves may not cause diseases in some of their types, and the second thing is that flies may transmit diseases by transferring the pathogen from one person to another and from one place to another.

So, although flies do not host any diseases, they transmit them mechanically by transmitting the pathogen itself.

A single fly can travel far too many kilometers from the area where the eggs hatched to the place where they will feed.

Flies transmit many different diseases, such as:

  • Salmonia
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Anthrax

The possibility of transporting harmful substances from place to place makes flies precisely one of the most dangerous insects in times of disease, outbreaks and pandemics.

No research has yet proven that flies can transmit corona (Covid 19), but this does not mean that we neglect the danger of the insect and its transmission to other diseases.

Of course, there are other damages to different crops and food, as flies cause damage to them greatly.

in addition to the damage to the aesthetics look and the general view of the places where flies are abundant.

Methods to repel flies:

There are many of local and domestic myths about fly repellent and various ways to expel it from home, particalary in insect resistance, the process of repelling the insect does not end by expelling the adult insect, but you must find a way to get rid of the entire life cycle of the insect.

One of the economical – but tiring and stressful ways – is to use artificial or natural fly repellants such as sprayable materials or various incense sticks.

Some experiences say that cloves get rid of flies significantly, but they are  popular remedies.

So it is important when starting the flies repellent process that you know the full cycle of flies and know how to get rid of flies before they start to appear.

Here comes the importance of professional companies in repelling flies and combating insects such as our company.

Through our trained team, we can get rid of flies in all its stages and eliminate them completely.

This will relieve you of many problems that adult flies cause, especially in restaurants, hotels, and places that serve food.

Imagine dear that a visitor comes to you and before he asks for your services or even tests your food, he finds the place full of flies.

It would be enough to make you lose this visitor forever.