House flies are those irritating and disease-spreading pests that can cause many health-related issues. They are a huge threat to the food industry too. If you compare with the other rodents and cockroaches, these house flies are causing more sickness in people. Therefore, we need to understand the ways to prevent or to get rid of them.
House flies are known to spread a range of harmful diseases. According to the World Health Organization, house flies are responsible to spread about 65 different diseases. For the hotel industry, these house flies can have an impact on both the customer’s as well as the staff’s health. It can also cause damage to income, brand reputation as well as staff retention.
One way to prevent these house flies to enter your house is through the use of flyscreens.
They can be used for both the entry /exit doors to prevent the flies from entering your house. They are specifically crafted to suit your requirements. They are made of solid material that will give extra protection to your window and doors from the sun, wind and rain.
If you wish to install a fly screens for your house then you can contact Premier Screen Pvt Ltd. All these insect screens are made of aluminium and then finished with a polyester coating. They are durable and easy to be maintained that can last for years protecting you from flies and other pests.
Diseases Spread By Flies
The most common diseases spread by flies are diarrhoeal diseases, eye and skin infections. They are not biting insects like mosquitos, but rather they are direct vendors of diseases. It is shown that flies transmit food-borne pathogens and other related toxins. Areas that are closer to these animal production sites are at a higher risk for this food-borne diseases.
The diseases spread by house flies include:
- Typhoid fever
The house flies feed themselves on rotting or decaying food items and even on animal or human faeces. When these house flies sit on the food items with these bacteria, they then accumulate the pathogens on the food. These food items then consumed by humans will start falling sick.
Preventive measures to be taken
Many proactive measures can be taken to reduce the presence of flies in the house:
- First and foremost, the most important thing to do is to maintain food hygiene. This will remove any chances of having harmful bacteria that cause diseases. Any of these raw ingredients should be stored in an airtight container and needs to be thoroughly washed before using and cooking them. Even the cooking and the food preparation areas need to be cleaned and maintained well so that it doesn’t attract any house flies.
- Animal sheds, pens and even stables are to be kept away from flies by installing flyscreens and maintaining cleanliness in that area.
- All the garbage bins need to be kept cleaned and secured with proper lids. A proper waste management system should be in place to ensure all the waste is not overfilled.
- Lastly, the washrooms need to be cleaned on a regular basis and the drainage pipe needs to run smoothly to lessen build-up.