WHEN FLIES LAND ON YOUR FOOD

Flies landing

    WHEN FLIES LAND ON YOUR FOOD

They eat by slurping fluids through a trunk-like nose. When they land on solid food, they regurgitate saliva on it. The saliva liquefies the food for them to drink. But if fly vomit isn’t bad enough consider this: Flies enjoy eating more than what’s on your picnic table.

Flies aren’t the most pleasing bug to look at. Flies are attracted to incredibly gross things like corpses, garbage, dirty water, and so much more. As a result, when a fly lands on your food, it’s fair to assume that it’s just come from landing on something that your food should never be near.

The reason flies land on food and on humans is because of the way that they taste is through their feet. To be more specific, flies use what is called a labella to examine their potential meals. What’s even grosser is that to be able to eat solid foods like us, flies liquify what they touch so they can eat it — but more in this in a minute.

We all know the classic line, “don’t eat that, when a fly lands on your food it poops.” Another common thought is that a fly will vomit every time it lands on your food — which is actually probably true. Flies don’t have the ability to chew, so they will throw up enzymes to dissolve any food they’re about to eat to liquify it, as mentioned previously. Then, they will slurp it up

CAN I EAT MY FOOD IF A FLY LANDED ON IT?

A compound in their saliva and vomit breaks down the food so the fly is able to slurp it up. … The longer a fly is on your food, the higher the chance of harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites being transferred to it. If a fly lands on your food and you swat it right away, the food will likely be safe to eat.

WHAT DO FLIES DO WHEN THEY LAND ON HUMANS?

The Fly has a very soft, fleshy, sponge like mouth and when it lands on you and touches your skin, it won’t bite, it will suck up secretions on the skin. It is interested in sweat, proteins, carbohydrates, salts, sugars and other chemicals and pieces of dead skin that keep flaking off.

  CAN FLY EGGS SURVIVE IN HUMAN STOMACH?

 Intestinal myiasis occurs when fly eggs or larvae previously deposited in food are ingested and survive in the gastrointestinal tract. Some infested patients have been asymptomatic; others have had abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea Many fly species are capable of producing intestinal myiasis.