Green Bottle Fly Health Concerns
Green bottle flies do not bite humans. But, they do pose some serious health concerns. Because bottle flies feed on garbage, sewage and animal carcasses, they may carry pathogenic bacteria that can infect the food in your home. In addition, fly larvae can infest human tissues. An infestation can sometimes even be created on unbroken skin. These infestations, called myiasis, can lead to severe irritation and pain. In extreme cases myiasis infections can be fatal.