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How did a fly get into my refrigerator?

Asked by bippee (875points) September 9th, 2010

I opened the door and a giant fly came out. How is it possible it got in there without anyone noticing and how gross is it knowing a fly was in there for who knows how long doing who knows what?

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iammia's avatar

My cat’s can open our fridge i am not surprised a Giant Fly could manage it too!

It grosses me out thinking of it, i would be tempted to clear out and re stock…yuk!

ucme's avatar

The ickle fella was probably just chillin out! :¬)

tedibear's avatar

Either it flew in when no one noticed or you have something with maggots in it in your fridge and it grew there. Although is the temperature in a fridge hospitable to fly eggs? My guess is it flew in when no one noticed. If everything was covered and closed, I wouldn’t worry about it.

bippee's avatar

I never put anything in the fridge unclovered, but still EWWW. I didn’t think a fly could live at such a cool temp, but maybe it wasn’t in there very long.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

They don’t fly south for the winter, you know. I’m not sure of the overwintering process, but they don’t migrate with the birds. So it seems entirely possible to me that one ‘could’ live in your fridge for awhile.

But I suspect that it flew in when you opened the door and you didn’t see that happen, or it could have been sitting on the seal at the top of the door, for example, and may have been quickly sucked in when you opened the door.

If it had actually been in the fridge for any length of time, then it would be very logy—very slow—maybe not even able to fly at all. I don’t think you have anything to worry about as far as your refrigerator. But let’s talk about the rest of this fly-infested kitchen of yours…

bippee's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Yes, I had a fly infested house that day because we were outside and the sliding doors were open quite a bit letting in all of the flies. I am the great fly hunter, but I missed that one. I found it last night dead on the windowsill so it won’t be flying into my fridge any longer.

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