Flies belong to the order of the true flies (Diptera) and are widespread worldwide. Depending on the species and the respective way of life, they can play a role as pests or health pests. In particular, species such as the blue bottle fly, house fly, or common green bottle fly are found on carrion and decaying organic material such as waste, animal dung, or compost. As a result, they can transmit a variety of pathogens to other surfaces or food.
Pathogens are transmitted passively by shedding feces or body contact, so they are considered mechanical vectors. In addition, the crop of flies is an important site for the multiplication of a wide variety of bacteria, which are released by regurgitation onto the fly's food.
In our breeding, we keep sensitive strains of those fly species that are relevant as health pests:
Musca domestica (housefly)
Lucilia sericata (common green bottle fly)
Calliphora vicina (blue bottle fly)
In addition, we breed:
Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly)