Fall is arguably one of the most popular seasons in Southern Ontario. With only two weeks left of summer, it’s safe to say that fall is coming fast! We love fall here at Pest Kings. Fall brings the best fishing, cooler air to work in, pumpkin spice everything and sweater weather! Unfortunately for homeworkers, fall is also cluster fly season. Luckily, we are experts in cluster fly removal!
What Are Cluster Flies?
Cluster flies are impossible to miss. Cluster flies are most commonly found outside burrowing in your soil in warm temperatures, as they are parasitic on earth worms. Cooler temperatures trigger cluster flies to begin the hibernation process. In late summer and early fall, large numbers of cluster flies begin to infest your home in search of somewhere warm to hibernate for winter. While many cluster flies spend the winter outside in areas protected by the weather, many prefer houses and buildings for appropriate shelter.
Cluster flies are generally a large problem for property owners living in rural and suburban areas. These flies will make a home within your attic or drywall. On especially warm days, cluster flies become confused and awaken believing it’s spring! At this point they will become a huge problem. Cluster flies will begin buzzing around your home regularly in search for food.
Unlike blowflies, cluster flies do not present a major health hazard, as they do not lay eggs in food and are not known to spread disease. That being said, cluster flies are a major annoyance and individuals with asthma may be in discomfort when cluster flies are present.
How Prevent Cluster Fly Infestations
Prevention of cluster flies is not always a priority of a homeowner. That being said, prevention is the best way to make sure your home does not become infested.
Pest Kings Wildlife & Pest Control’s cluster fly prevention program involves sealing the perimeter of your home including any crack or crevices around your windows, door frames, roofs and chimney’s; as well as installing insect screening over air vents. We also suggest that the homeowner replaces all damaged door and window screens. That being said, fly cluster prevention can be too expensive and time consuming to many home owners.
How You Can Get Rid of Cluster Flies
Cluster flies are not the quickest or smartest pest. They are generally quite slow and congregate in large numbers around window ledges and light fixtures. Vacuuming the cluster flies while they are together will provide immediate relief. Other methods include fly squatters, fly raid and glue traps. These can all be found at your local hardware and department stores.
How We Get Rid of Cluster Flies
For large infestations that can not be controlled by the methods provided above or by products found in your nearest hardware store, Pest Kings & Wildlife Removal’s technicians are happy to help with your cluster fly removal needs! Our cluster fly control technicians will examine the exterior of your home as well as the interior, including base boards, windows, door frames, ceiling fans, and lights to determine how the flies are entering your living space. Once the source of the infestation is found, Pest Kings will then use a spray insecticide to exterminate the fly colony.
Why Hire A Profession Fly Cluster Control Expert?
There are many methods to immediately help relieve your home of fly cluster infestations. The unfortunate truth is that once you have your first cluster fly infestation, it will become an annual problem. In order to prevent annual infestations hire the certified pest control technicians at Pest Kings Wildlife Removal & Pest Control. Our treatments will rid your home of your current infestation and dramatically lesson your chances of future infestations. Contact us today for a quote!