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Cluster Flies

If you have a cluster fly problem and think you might need help to get rid of them, give Surekill Pest control in Yorkshire a call! As professional pest control and elimination experts with over 20 years experience in helping property owners and commercial businesses getting rid of flies and insect problems we can help, using proven methods. Call us today on 0800 068 4577 for a free consultation and quote!

Key Features:
These are dark greyish flies about 8mm long with yellowish hairs on the back and with overlapping wings.

Biology:

Cluster fly females lay their eggs singly in cracks in the soil; the larvae emerge in three days and begin to seek out their food source: earthworms. After burrowing into the earthworm, the larvae feed for about three weeks before pupating. The adult Cluster Fly emerges from its pupa after 12 to 14 days. The adult flies (of which there 3 to 4 generations per year) feed on flowers.

Cluster Flies

Cluster Flies

Distribution:
In autumn they congregate in large numbers in upper rooms or roof spaces of houses to hibernate. The larvae of one species are parasitic upon certain earthworms, so this species is more common in rural areas.

Significance:
A mass of cluster flies has a characteristic smell. They are sluggish in flight and are a nuisance in the house.

If you have a problem with cluster flies, call us today on 0800 068 4577 for a free consultation and quote!

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