Flesh flies orscientifically known Sarcophagidae isnot just an ordinary little insects it is the considered as one of the dirtiestype of fly and mostly found in public markets. They visit such places asdumps, garbages ,canal ,human foods and decaying matter. Flesh flies transmitdisease trough their legs and small hairs, they are strongly suspected oftransmitting at least 65 diseases to human, including typhoid fever, dysentery,cholera, poliomyelitis, yaws, anthrax, tularemia, leprosy and tuberculosis (ThePennsylvania State University 2018). According tothe Philippine Department of Health Epidemiology Bureau of Public HealthSurveillance Division a total of 1,539 reported cholera cases nationwide fromJanuary 1 to June 3, 2017. Several flies killer were introduced and availablein the market but only few can afford because of its price. That is one of thereason why thousands of Filipinos got sick.
Many market vendors used a flycatcher instead of using fly killer spray due its chemical contain .But flycatcher is not enough to catch all the flies specially in public markets wherethere is canals, raw meats and fishes. In that case flesh flies can transmitdiseases trough human foods that can affect human body.
Derris eliptica orTubli root can be used as an alternative fly killer. It’s a species ofleguminous plant from Southeast Asia and the southwest Pacific islands, it rootscontain rotenone, a strong insecticide and fish poison. (wikipedia.org). In thePhilippines Tubli root is popularly used as a fish poison and also in other country like Nigeria. Therotenone that is present in the tubli root does not only kill fishes and fliesbut also ticks, chicken lice, and red spiders. It has been discovered to bemore effective than potassium cyanide and equally effective as pyrethrum aninsecticide made of dry flowers.
Tubli root is not applicable to spray near humanfoods because of its toxicity but it ismore useful in garbages, dump and canal areas. Almost 50% of flesh flies thatis present in the public market came from canals. Usingg tubli root it that canhelp reduce the number of flies foralmost 50% and reduce the cases of cholera and other diseases. People can havea fly killer without spending a single peso.