You might love the heat of this time of year, but unfortunately you’re not alone. Cluster flies are also partial to some sunshine and warmth, and they can cause problems throughout the spring and summer. They’re especially active at this time of year.
Also, hard to believe as it may be, autumn is not far away, and as soon as temperatures start to drop, the flies tend to enter properties in large numbers seeking refuge from the colder conditions. It’s only when winter sets in that the insects go into hibernation, usually choosing lofts and roof spaces as their homes for the season.
The best time to treat infestations with pest control supplies in the UK is during the autumn before the flies hibernate completely. This means that with September just around the corner, now could be a good time to stock up on cluster fly control products.
Here at Pest Control Supermarket.com Ltd we offer special kits that are perfectly suited to dealing with these flies.
Cluster fly facts
There are a number of different types of cluster fly and they come various sizes too. However, they are generally between six and ten millimetres long and their thoraxes are dark grey to olive in colour. While they resemble house flies, they are slightly smaller and much slower in flight. They get their name from their tendency to cluster together in groups of hundreds or even thousands when hibernating.
The insects appear on south facing walls, or the warmest walls, on the outside of properties in early autumn. From there, as the temperature drops, they will walk vertically until they find a source of warm air or cracks and crevices to get into your home.
At this time, you might notice dozy looking flies in your rooms, or when you open your loft hatch they may fly out.
It’s worth noting that unlike house flies, cluster flies are not carriers of disease and they don’t harm humans. However, they’re still seen as a pest my many because they can appear in such vast numbers, especially in windows and near lights, as well as in unoccupied rooms or spaces.
To ensure you don’t fall victim to infestations, you might want to check out our cluster fly treatment products and our best selling kit contains a range of items, including cluster fly spray, powder and fumigating smoke bombs known as Foggers. All the kits come complete with an easy to follow, step-by-step advice sheet, meaning you don’t need any prior experience or knowledge.
Saving yourself cold, hard cash
Of course, it’s possible to bring in the experts to get rid of your cluster flies, but if you’re not careful, you could end up spending a fortune on treatments like this.
Instead, you can save yourself a tidy sum by performing the pest control yourself. The process is easy and as long as you follow the instructions, you should achieve the results you’re after. For more information, just take a look around our website.