The number of flies in a given area is determined by environmental factors such as temperature, moisture of breeding habitat and humidity, food source, and natural enemies including parasites, predators and pathogens.
Fly populations can reach extremely unacceptably high levels in and around confined areas where abiotic and biotic factors that typically limit breading and food source are reduced. In plain words, if there is a significant food source and natural enemies of flies are not present to curb the sheer numbers, flies will thrive in high populations.
While inside a business or home is not the ideal place for flies to breed and feed, when they happen into a business space or home they are still programmed to survive and reproduce in the environment they now call home.
Common Fly Hazards and Issues:
Flies are much more than a simple nuisance. Flies also constitute a health hazard. As flies feed and breed in manure and garbage, these insects are likely to pick up disease-causing organisms. Such flies contaminate human food by crawling on the surface and depositing feces (dark spots) and regurgitated liquid (straw-colored spots).
Diseases which have been carried by house flies include: typhoid fever, tuberculosis, dysentery, polio, anthrax, diarrhea, yaws, cholera, conjunctivitis, trachoma, tapeworm, hookworm, and pinworm. House flies have been implicated in the spread of over 30 bacterial and protozoan diseases.
When you see troublesome flies in or around your business, the first thing you should do is pick up the phone and call a professional fly exterminator and eradication expert at Tulsa Mosquito Control by calling 918-960-0777.