The thought of flies being attracted to the dog poop in your yard, and then moving on to your patio furniture, and into your living room and dining room, is gross enough and already a good reason not to let the mess in the yard accumulate. And now there’s even more specific research into how dangerous it might be to let that yard go uncleaned!
According to Valuewalk.com,
“Scientific Reports found that two of the most common or garden insects – houseflies and blowflies – are both capable of carrying hundreds of different bacteria. And the bad news is that a significant portion of this is ultimately harmful to humans.”
And it might be even more important to keep the yard clean in the city and suburbs than out in the country!
Another interesting morsel of information which cropped up in the study is that houseflies residing in urban environments picked up more germs than those living in rural areas.
“It will really make you think twice about eating that potato salad that’s been sitting out at your next picnic.”
Read the whole story at http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/11/houseflies-dangerous-disease-study/ :