Here is what happens when a fly lands on your food — and it’s not pretty.
Experts say that flies carry more than 200 forms of harmful bacteria on their legs and arms, and they can transfer some of these germs even if they land for only a second, reported Daily Mail.
“They only need to touch your food for a second for their legs or the tiny hairs all over their bodies to transfer germs from all those nasty things they eat onto what you are eating,” said Ron Harrison, an entomologist and technical services director at Orkin pest control, according to the Mail.
“And since flies can transfer serious, contagious diseases like cholera, dysentery, and typhoid, it is probably best if you avoid eating things that a fly lands on.”
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