Picture this: You're having a delightful brunch with your bestie when a fly lands on your waffles; its feet are stuck in the syrup. What do you do? Should you continue to eat without a care?
What Happens When a Fly Lands in Your Food?
You may not know this, but house flies are unable to chew solid food because they're physically incapable of biting down. Their mouths are specifically built to suck up food, like little straws. So, when they want to eat solid food, they regurgitate saliva onto the food, making it soft enough to suck up with their weird little hose mouths. What makes this extra gross is the saliva could contain remnants from their previous meals, so your meal might be getting covered in bacteria and pathogens picked up from feces, raw meat, and garbage. Flies land in some gross foods, my friends.
Can't get worse, right? Wrong! They can actually contaminate your meal even before they puke on it. The hairs on a fly's body can transfer bacteria from wherever they were before—maybe that was a beautiful flower, or maybe it was a big steaming pile of dog doo. That brings us to the question: Should you toss your meal if a fly lands in it? Well, a healthy immune system can usually take care of the small amount of bacteria that flies carry, but it's your call—if you're cool with fly puke.
- 「處理」- Take Care Of
Well, a healthy immune system can usually take care of the small amount of bacteria that flies carry...