What Really Happens When A Fly Lands On Your Food?

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Have you ever wondered what a fly does when it lands on food? It turns out there is a reason we often shoo them away quickly.Flies don’t just look disgusting, but actually are pretty disgusting creatures with a number of bad habits. One of these bad habits is simply loving other really disgusting stuff.

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That is to say that flies are attracting to things like corpses, like faeces, like rubbish and like stagnant water. And when a fly lands on your food, there’s a good chance that it has just come from landing on some poop.

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As you might imagine, this means that their hairs can actually still carry traces of faeces and bacteria from those sources and it means that they can end up on your food… not good!

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They only need to touch your food for a second for their legs or the tiny hairs all over their bodies to transfer germs from all those nasty things they eat onto what you’re eating.

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And since flies can transfer serious, contagious diseases like cholera, dysentery, and typhoid, it’s probably best if you avoiding eating things that a fly lands on.

Or maybe if a fly lands on your food, don’t get too upset about it. Wave the fly off and continue to eat. If you see a fly buzzing around your kitchen though, then you should probably kill it to prevent the spread of disease. And if you have any food that’s covered in flies… then just turn and walk away.

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