Can Flies Have Worms?

Can Flies Have Worms?

You may be asking yourself, “Can flies have worms?” If you have opened wounds, you are susceptible to fly larvae. Some species lay their eggs on dead or dying tissue, such as the mucous membranes in your mouth and ears. The larvae can enter your body through your wound and cause discomfort. You should visit your doctor immediately if you suspect you have been infested with fly larvae.

The parasitic larvae of certain fly species cause the infection known as myiasis. This condition affects both humans and animals. The larvae of these insects burrow deep into the skin and create tunnels in lower layers of the epidermis. People with this condition may have had contact with an infected animal. Infected individuals may experience long, serpentine and painful rashes.

Insect larvae are white in colour. They are often conical in shape, and they lack legs. They look like worms, but lack teeth. The larvae of flies feed on dead animal and plant matter, including dead skin and other debris. It is important to note that flies’ life cycle is relatively short.

The larvae of fly larvae have the same stigma as maggots, but do not have the same body parts. Adult flies move from one place to another and can mechanically pick up and deposit a wide variety of bacteria and pathogens. This is particularly true of filth-breeding flies. They lay their eggs in dead animal carcasses, then fly from there to your kitchen counter, waste or even your production line.