KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE FROM DISEASE

by Liz McGavin August 29, 2016

KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE FROM DISEASE

KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE FROM DISEASE

Did you know flies have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs, which makes them very bad house guests?

Most people don’t realize but Flies, Mosquitoes and other small annoying insects that invade our space can cause a great deal of harm to us and our loved ones. This page will provide you with some general information about some common indoor pests and how to take preventative measures to keep yourself and others safe.

FLIES
Flies carry and spread many of the worst killer diseases for mankind.

There are over 100,000 species of flies but we tend to see just a handful of these flies in and around our homes and throughout our daily activities. The most common fly is the ever popular house fly. More than 100 pathogens associated with the house fly may cause disease in humans and animals, including typhoid, cholera, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax ophthalmia and infantile diarrhea, as well as parasitic worms. The flies you swat from your food at an afternoon picnic or quite dinner CAN make you sick.

These organisms are picked up by flies from garbage, sewage and other sources of filth, and then transferred by their mouth and other body parts, through their vomit, feces and contaminated external body parts to humans and surrounding areas. The “fly specks” seen on windows, walls, mirrors, etc. are actually small amounts of vomit and fecal matter left behind by the flies. Often these “specks” contain bacteria that will also be deposited at the next place the fly lands to feed or rest. These specks also attract flies thus increases potential numbers of flies substantially.

MOSQUITOES
Mosquitoes have been around for 170 million years.

There are over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world; currently 176 species are recognized in the United States. Mosquitoes can be an annoying, serious problem in man’s domain and they can quickly spoil a fun camping trip, your day to day activities, a good night’s sleep, and even affect your health. Mosquitoes are known to carry harmful disease and illness.

Some mosquitoes are capable of transmitting diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue, filariasis and encephalitis [St. Louis encephalitis (SLE), Western Equine encephalitis (WEE), LaCrosse encephalitis (LAC), Japanese encephalitis (JE), Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV)] to humans and animals.

Mosquitoes breed in soft, moist soil or stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children’s wading pools and birdbaths. They  are most active at night and hunt for food by detecting body heat and Carbon Dioxide, the gas we breathe out.  It just takes a few times of the kids leaving the door open or consistent traffic in and out of your space and mosquitoes are now indoors.

If you’re experiencing problems with Flies, mosquitoes or other flying insects in your indoor space Flystop can help!

Our non toxic, environmentally friendly and efficient window trap can and will make your life easier! Flystop captures insects now and later. Put your trap up in the Spring and leave it up all year to trap pests and prevent them from spreading disease or reproducing indoors and further perpetuating the problem.

 

 




Liz McGavin
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