Why Do Flies Bite?

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Flies bite because they are getting their food source from what ever host they are biting on. They feed on blood and other organisms in the skin of their host. You can find more information here: http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcbitingflies.htm
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1. Wash the bite area with an antibacterial soap and water. It is very important to disinfect the area because flies can carry disease and they can cause an infection at the bite
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Biting flies include March flies, stable flies and Black flies as well as biting midges and sand flies. March flies and stable flies are widespread in warmer parts of the world and
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n. A dipteran fly, such as a mosquito, midge, or horsefly, with mouthparts that are adapted to biting and piercing humans and other invertebrates.
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Did you mean what is a horsefly bite? Horseflies are small, but their bites can be extremely
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Flies bite almost always because they are hungry and they feed on your blood. It bites you to get at the blood, and then it sucks it up fast before you swat it away. You can find more information here: http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcbitingflies.htm
Flies bite because to get their food though this applies only to specific types of flies, not all of them. Flies feed on the blood of humans, livestock or domestic pets. In many biting species only the females feed on blood. Some of the biting species include stable flies, sand flies and Black flies.
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