Face Flies Annoying Habits
Face flies (Musca autumnalis) belong to the Muscidae family, joining the ranks of common houseflies.
Originating from Europe, they made their way to North America in the 1950s
-Species of fly,
-Quality of diet,
-Parasites and diseases
-High levels of stress hormones
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Since then, they’ve become an unwelcome guest in barns, pastures, and stables.
While their smaller size may make them seem harmless, face flies are adept at making their presence felt, particularly around livestock.
One of the most intriguing aspects of face flies is their peculiar predilection for animal eyes.
While this might appear as mere annoyance, there’s a method to their madness
Face flies are notorious for irritating the eyes of their hosts, inducing the production of tears.
Astonishingly, they have a taste for the lacrimal secretions, or eye juice, that results from this irritation.
It’s not just a random act of vexation; it’s a calculated move to access a nutrient-rich resource.
They prefer fresh secretions from the eyes, noses, and mouths of animals.
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