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Cluster Fly Infestations

Why Choose The Pest Interceptors To Deal With Your Cluster Flies Problem?

In order to get rid of Cluster flies, professional pest control specialists will use insecticidal fog and smoke generators in order to control and eradicate infestations; unfortunately, a cluster fly infestation can recur annually therefore this is not the most permanent solution, therefore treatment of your property may need to be carried out seasonally.

The Pest Interceptors are extensively experienced and are able to utilize their knowledge to provide a service much more efficient when it comes to becoming rid of these pests. Previous pest cases have proven that if a treatment is administered after the first hard frost, then again in the springtime when the cluster flies begin to breed, then the chance of an infestation the following autumn drastically decreases. We pride ourselves on the many households who are yet to have seen a cluster fly since - this is predominantly owed to the perfect time of treatment.

As with all creatures and properties we attend to, our approach is that of a caring and compassionate nature. Deploying a Pest Interceptor ensures your case will be carried out to the highest standard, with the utmost respect and in accordance with UK Laws.


What Happens If You Do Not Seek Professional Help For Your Pest Problem?

If the cluster flies are just left to get on with their life cycle year in, year out, the population will get bigger year in, year out. Whilst there is no significant proof that cluster flies can pose a threat to our health, or that they are able to transmit diseases, they do of course leave behind excrement. ​ ​The faeces of cluster flies are known to ruin the colouring of soft furnishings and paint; whilst simultaneously leaving a foul and pungent smell within the property - this strange smell also consists of a chemical-like smell; a pheromone the flies emit to attract other flies! ​

Cluster Flies pose a particular threat to those working within the hospitality industry or distributing products for consumption - the inability and illegality of working within an infested environment can result in the closure of businesses or unwanted fines.


What Is a Cluster Fly Infestation?

On warm early spring, or late autumn days, always on the sunny side of your house, you may notice cluster flies warming themselves - there may be tens of them, sometimes thousands!

In the spring, after leaving your loft or cavity walls, or the hollows around window frames, cluster flies will be warming themselves - readying themselves to go out in search of earthworms to lay their eggs on. In the autumn cluster flies will be catching the last bit of the autumnal sun's energy, before creeping back into their hiding or 'cluster' areas to hibernate - until you see them again in the spring, as mentioned above.

This is their life cycle! Over winter Cluster flies will live in your warm house, they will leave in the springtime, parasitize an earthworm, return as a new adult in the autumn, and so on and so on. Each year the cluster flies will grow in numbers and return to the same place their parents came from... your house!

Cluster flies look like Lesser House Flies to the untrained eye - lesser house flies are those little flies that buzz round and round the light fittings for hours on end in the summer! The main difference between Cluster Flies and Lesser House Flies is that there will be hundreds of them; usually on walls and windows facing the sunny aspect of your house.


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