CLUSTER FLY REMOVAL
Cluster flies are very common here in the UK. The adult cluster fly hibernates during the winter season in roof spaces. The flies lay eggs in the earth and also in animal dung.
The eggs will hatch as the temperature climbs in late spring.
The larval stage is parasitic, entering earthworms and feeding until the larva emerges as an adult cluster fly.
Cluster flies migrate from the outside conditions into house lofts and farm buildings during the winter season. Signs of an infestation include large quantities of lethargic/dead flies around windows.
Small infestations around windows and behind curtains can be simply removed with a vacuum cleaner.
For a larger problem in areas such as loft spaces, treatment is best carried out by a qualified pest control technician after the first winter frosts. This usually ensures that all of the hibernating flies are in the treatment area, resulting in a more cost effective solution. All Pests Nottingham usually treat this problem with an insecticide space spray, will quickly eradicate any cluster flies present.
COMMON SPECIES OF CLUSTER FLY
There are four main species of fly collectively known as cluster flies.
The Autumn Fly
The Common Cluster Fly
The Green Cluster Fly
The Yellow Swarming Fly