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Does anyone know if house flies do anything good for our environment?

 
marchar2002

Asked by marchar2002 at 1:28 PM on Aug. 14, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Well spiders, amphibians, toads, and other animals feed on the house fly. So by killing their food source, the fly, you are putting the animals that eat eat the flies in danger. It's disrupting the food chain to kill them. With that said; we still keep a good old fashion fly swatter here and swat flies we find inside the house.
    SAHMinIL2

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 1:37 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • They feed spiders? I have no idea.
    Misteh

    Answer by Misteh at 1:29 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Food for other insects. Other then that I don't think so. They spread things and contaminate things.

    elly25

    Answer by elly25 at 1:31 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • They eat dead things there by helping with the natural decaying process. But OUTSIDE please. :oD
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 1:35 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • They do, although not generally when they are in your house. They help dead and rotting things decompose faster by planting their eggs inside them - which then hatch and eat the rotting thing... However, chances are you don't have many rotting things to rid your house of, so indoors, they just feed spiders...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:36 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • They expedite decay.  Gross but necessary!

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 1:41 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Yuck! Anything born from a maggot is not something I want IN my home!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:44 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

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