“The lord in his wisdom made the fly. Then forgot to tell us why.” ~ Ogden Nash
The reproductive capacity of flies is tremendous. Thankfully for us they can never be fully realized. If you took just a pair of flies in April and they were all progenitors (originator or direct ancestor), and they all survived (flies typically only live 30 days) until August you would have 191,010,000,000,000,000,000 flies!!!! That is in just four months!
To give you a visual idea of how many flies that is, it is enough flies to cover the entire earth 2.5 feet deep!
Unfortunately flies are downplayed in society ala “Waiter there is a fly in my soup. What’s he doing? I believe the backstroke!” The hard fact is that flies transmit over 25 diseases and are VERY serious pests especially in food handling facilities. The risk of bacterial transmission is enormous. Call EHS at 877-507.0698 to protect your brand!
General Manager - Staff Entomologist
Pest Control, MA , Pest Control, RI