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The ugly buzz about houseflies

Author: Staff Writer | Date: Dec 15, 2020

House Flies

Want to swat the pesky fly? Do it with a smile!

The following blog post is an excerpt from a published article on the San Antonio Express News on Saturday December 12, 2020 Click Here to read the full article by René Guzman

The common housefly may be the most widespread and recognizable pest on the planet, even crashing the recent vice presidential debate.

Where there are people, there are houseflies. The housefly (Musca domestica) is found just about anywhere there are animals and people.

They also keep the fly swatter industry buzzing. Here’s a look at nature’s most uninvited house guest.

Want to swat that pesky fly? Do it with a smile. This fly swatter is a popular item from Big Star Branding in San Antonio.

Call it a cheeky solution to a timeless problem. Houseflies have plagued humanity for centuries, flitting about our meals, our garbage and our vice president. Yet even this disgusting, disease-carrying pest serves a purpose.

If you're going to kill a housefly, you might as well do it with a smile. So how about a bright yellow happy-face fly swatter?

“People like the smiley face one because it's different, and it's not boring, I guess,” said Lindsay Conti, sales executive for Big Star Branding in San Antonio.

Big Star has slapped the logos of more than 30 pest control businesses onto novelty fly swatters, which include 6-inch models for up-close kills and guitar-shaped goodies that play a real deadly tune. But their most popular buzz-killer has to be the one patterned after the world's most iconic emoji.

Call it a cheeky solution to a timeless problem. Houseflies have plagued humanity for centuries, flitting about our meals, our garbage and our vice president. Yet even this disgusting, disease-carrying pest serves a purpose.


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