The Life Cycle Of A Fly
The life cycle of the common house fly starts from an egg, from which emerges maggots or larvae- they are approximately 3 to 9 mm long. The fully-grown maggots transform to the pupae stage and finally the fly is formed, and starts the entire cycle again.
Diseases spread by maggots
These miniature creatures are dangerous and are responsible for spreading many diseases in humans and animals. Flies are known to cause malaria, typhoid fever, anthrax, leprosy, cholera, conjunctivitis, tuberculosis, dysentery and diarrhea in human beings. They cause parasitic tape worms on poultry or parasitic tape worms on horses. Flies carry bacteria in their feet and mouth that cause mastitis. These flies transmit diseases with the help of moist food particles that remains in their mouthparts and gets transferred as the fly moves from one place to another. Hence it is essential to get rid of maggots and flies, which howver is a difficult task.
Ways to get rid of maggots and flies
There are some impractical ways to get rid of maggots like pouring hot boiling water on them, or freezing them – which means collecting them together in a sealed packet and putting them in the freezer, or add some bleach to boiling water and pour it on maggots. The common household spray that easily kills the fly is generally ineffective on the maggots.
Practical way of getting rid of maggots and flies
Fly Erase Pest Strips are one of the most efficient, safest and practical ways to rid of flies maggots. These odorless strips are easy to use as they come packed in foil packets. One needs to open the packet and attach the strips in trash cans or garbage bins. The strips have adhesive attached to one side with which they can be placed to the lid of the trash can with great ease. Fly Erase has a chemical called DDVP – 2,2-Dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate. The strips release this chemical in form of vapors slowly over the time, which acts on the nervous system of the pests and kills them. The 16 gram strips are designed for application in 200 cubic meters and the effect can last upto 4 months. The best part is that it comes at a reasonably low cost of $6.95. Moreover, these strips are safe to use and do not pose any kind of risk to humans and other mammals. As with the handling of any pesticide, one should wash his hands thoroughly after using the strips.