News from the Natural World: What happens when you kill a fly? It’s no secret that humans kill an awful lot of flies. We find out what happens when they do.
Humans are really really good at killing flies. They swat them, spray them, trap them and destroy them in all manner of ways. They share tips on how to do it. In addition, they laugh and joke as the poor flies are electrocuted by strange ping pong devies. They write blogs and reate videos on the best way to eradicate them. It seems there is truly no end to the lengths humans will go to kill flies. But have any of them ever stopped and asked ‘what happens when you kill a fly?”.
We step in and ask a Fly just exactly what happens when you kill one of them.
1st Flies Have a Fly Funeral
“Of course, we have a funeral, we get all the flies’ relatives together and bury the fly. It can be difficult fo=because the scent of decaying flesh, even when it’s one of your own, can sometimes set the guests off. So to be honest it’s a real struggle between getting the body in the ground before the guests start sucking the decaying matter out of it.”