Cluster Fly Control Hertfordshire | Fly Removal

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Cluster Fly Control / Cluster Fly Removal

HERTFORDSHIRE & BEDFORDSHIRE

Cluster Fly Control Hertfordshire

Cluster Fly Control Hertfordshire – We provide cluster fly control throughout Hertfordshire to rid you of cluster fly infestations. Where it may be possible to deal with house flies in small numbers using DIY products, trying to get rid of cluster flies can be extremely difficult and not possible using products like sticky fly traps and sprays. Attempting to exterminate cluster flies with sprays is a waste of time and money.

The fumigators we use release a fog when contact is made with a tiny quantity of water.The main ingredient of the pesticide within the fumes is cyphenothrine which is very effective.  The fumes penetrate all cracks and crevices killing all the cluster flies in the room at the time of treatment (usually a loft space).

If you have cluster flies in the house, in the loft or outbuildings, call us now and we will get rid of them.

What does a cluster fly infestation look like?

Cluster Fly Facts

  • COMMON SPECIES

    Cluster flies are very common throughout Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK, the most common of these is Pollenia Rudis, although there are a few other species as well. The name cluster fly refers to their behaviour of forming clusters when settling down to hibernate, often in very large numbers.

  • DIET

    Adult cluster flies feed on the nectar from flowers, fruit and other vegetation whilst the larvae is fed on earthworms.

  • HABITAT

    Cluster flies are field flies and when outdoors they are harmless and usually go unnoticed. However when the temperature drops in the autumn the flies will enter properties and look for a place to hibernate in order to survive the winter. Once they have entered the building they will gather in large numbers which can be alarming and distressing for occupants as they gather in the thousands. Cluster flies that have already entered the building attract others using pheromones.

  • BEHAVIOUR

    Cluster flies gather in large numbers and cover surfaces making a mess looking for protection from the cold weather. They are often found around windows as they are attracted to the light.

  • ACTIVITY

    Cluster flies will enter the home in the Autumn when the winter gets colder but after the winter, when the weather gets colder the cluster flies will emerge from their hibernation and leave to begin laying eggs on lawns and grasslands.

CLUSTER FLIES (Pollenia Rudis)

Cluster flies (Pollenia Rudis) are very common in the UK. These flies tend not to be noticed when outside but when the autumn comes comes and temperatures drop the cluster flies will enter homes or outbuildings to survive the winter.

Once cluster flies have entered a building they congregate and begin their hibernation in overwhelming and alarming numbers which can be hard to believe when seen for the first time. The cluster flies are often found in huge numbers around windows, attracted by the light. Cluster flies that enter a building attract other cluster flies using pheromones.

Cluster flies don’t present a health risk as they don’t lay eggs in the food that we eat but instead the females lay eggs near earthworm burrows and let the larvae infest the worms.

The cluster fly really lives up to its name, gathering in the thousands and covering surfaces making a mess. This presence can be very disturbing and not something you want in your buildings. Once the winter season is over and spring arrives the cluster flies emerge from their hibernation and leave to begin laying eggs on lawns and grasslands.

  • CLUSTER FLIES

    Cluster flies can quickly take over a room and overwhelm when trying to hibernate in the winter

  • CLUSTER FLIES

    Cluster flies can gather in large numbers, just like they are in the picture as they gather around the window in an outbuilding.

  • CLUSTER FLIES

    If you have had cluster flies before, it’s fairly common to get them again another year. This electric fly killer had been installed some time ago before we arrived, it didn’t stop the cluster fly infestation but we were able to get rid of them quickly and efficiently.