August 17, 2016
Houseflies are very common worldwide and are often associated with human activity.
We have found some interesting and creepy facts about flies:
|There are 120,000 species of flies|
|Eliminating 1 female fly can reduce fly populations by up to 500 flies/year.|
|Flies are the only insects with two wings.All others have four.|
|The average house fly lives for 21 days.|
|The average house fly is thought to carry 2 million bacteria on its body.|
|Housefly’s feet are 10 million times more sensitive to the taste of sugar than the human tongue.|
|Houseflies walk upside down using glue-oozing toe pads.|
|To land upside down on the ceiling, flies grab it with their front legs and then somersault the rest of the body over.|
|A fly beats its wings 200 times a second, 3 times faster than a hummingbird.|
|The favourite colour of houseflies is red, followed by orange, black, violet, green, blue, white and yellow.|
|Flies can lay 200 – 3000 eggs in a lifetime.
A female will lay 75-150 eggs per batch and may lay several batches over a few days.
Fly eggs hatch into maggots within 24.
|Flies can carry typhoid, cholera, diarrhoea, amoebic dysentry, T.B, anthrax, gangrene, bubonic plague, leprosy, scarlet fever and yellow fever.|
|Flies don’t sting or bite, they stab.|
|Despite having 4000 lenses in each eye, flies have bad vision, but are good at detecting movement. A fly’s vision is only sharp for 60 -90 cm.|
Make sure your home and business are fly-free zones….Phone us today on 0813375533733