Cluster Fly Control Northamptonshire

While having the odd housefly visit in the summer is not often a great cause for concern, cluster flies can be more problematic in autumn as they will typically gather in large numbers. Although cluster flies don’t bite, they can be problematic due to the volumes in which they migrate into a property over the winter months. It’s likely that they will cluster around windows, as they are attracted to light during the day, but they will then move and hibernate in roof spaces at night. Naturally, you don’t want to share your property with swarms of flies and for a business, it’s not a great way to attract customers either.

The common cluster fly (Polleniarudis) is large and black and they are very similar in appearance to house flies, so they can easily be mistaken for them. The difference is their yellowish golden hairs on the thorax and a prominent dark and light coloured chequered pattern on their abdomen.

Cluster flies can sometimes leave tiny dark-coloured spots of excrement on walls or windows which can look unsightly and be difficult to clean. Another problem with cluster flies is that if they die in areas such as wall voids or false ceilings, it is a possibility that they will attract other pests such as larder beetles.

Cluster flies can enter your home through the smallest of cracks around door and window frames or through other tiny unsealed openings, so there isn’t much that can be done to stop the flies getting into your property completely. It can be a good idea to try and limit access to your property by filling any cracks and crevices in walls, window or door frames with caulking. However, you’re unlikely to stop all of them getting into your loft.

Pestwise offer a Cluster Fly control service throughout Northamptonshire. If you have discovered a cluster fly problem in your home or workplace in Northamptonshire and you would like to discuss our services with us, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to help.


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