Cluster flies are related to the common house fly but have very different breeding requirements. These annoying pests emerge in the winter, after a thaw, from over wintering hiding places in wall or ceiling voids.
- As the days begin to shorten in August cluster flies look for over wintering locations in homes and tree hollows
- Prefers to hibernate on the side of a structure that gets the most sun, usually the southwest exposure
- Lays eggs in the soil, especially in grassy areas like parks and golf courses
- Larvae hunts in the soil and parasitizes earthworms for food before becoming an adult
Fun Fact: Emerges in the winter when the walls or voids warm up tricking the insects into coming out of hibernation.
Control measures involve treating the exterior entry points of homes, closing up holes where flies enter around the early part of August. Void treatments can also be performed in the winter to stop these annoying pests. Pest Control Technicians, Inc. has performed hundreds of cluster fly treatments over our 30 + year in business. If the flies are making you buggy, call the experienced professionals at Pest Control Technicians, Inc.!
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