7 facts about – Flies


April 28, 2014

  • Flies have been around as long as mankind and have been found on all seven continents.
  • There are more than 120,000 species of flies.
  • Flies are attracted by movement more than color.
  • Flies can transmit deadly diseases such as typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, yaws, anthrax, leprosy and tuberculosis,  just to name a few.
  • A fly’s feeding range usually is limited to two miles.
  • Flies have a smelling distance of more than 750 yards.
  • A single garbage can, if not emptied, can serve as the breeding ground for 30,000 flies.

Source: www.jfoakes.com


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