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Cluster Flies

Cluster flies are often mistaken for the common house fly, but there are some differences that make the cluster fly unique.  Cluster flies are bigger, with the adults growing to be between 3/8th and ½ of an inch in length.  Cluster flies are not metallic in appearance like house flies; they have gray bodies, with darker black markings and golden yellow hairs on their thorax and legs.

Are cluster flies dangerous?

Cluster flies don’t lay their eggs in human food like other species of flies, they lay their eggs near earthworm burrows; because of this they don’t carry and transmit as many diseases and bacteria as other species of flies.  Cluster flies are not considered to be dangerous; they don’t sting or bite and are basically considered to be only a nuisance pest.

Why do I have a cluster fly problem?

Cluster flies often enter into homes and other buildings in the late fall in order to have warm, safe shelter for the winter months.  Once inside they hide in attics, crawl spaces and in the spaces behind walls.  Sometimes on warm sunny days cluster flies emerge from their hiding spots and will collect around windows, light switches, ceiling fixtures, and door or window frames.

How do I get rid of cluster flies?

Cluster flies can be difficult to prevent because they can enter through very small openings in the exterior of your home and can also be very difficult to get rid of because they hide in the hard to reach areas of your home.  At All-American Pest Control, we can help to eliminate cluster flies and other common household pests from your home through our home pest control services or our green pest control solutions.  All-American Pest Control also offers cluster fly solutions for commercial properties.

Can I do it myself?

Trying to get rid of cluster flies or any other species of fly is a tricky task; DIY products usually aren’t very effective, can be dangerous, and don’t help to solve the root of your cluster fly problem.  The quickest and most effective way to get rid of cluster flies from your home is to get help from a professional pest control expert.  If cluster flies have infested your property contact All-American Pest Control today.

Why Choose All-American Pest Control?

With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve any pest problem including problems with cluster flies. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive quality services, commitment, and thorough treatments from our trained, friendly experts.

How can I prevent problems with cluster flies in the future?

Along with putting into place a year-round pest control program, fixing the areas around your home that may be allowing them in can help to reduce cluster fly problems.  Make sure that screens placed in the windows and doors of your home are completely intact.   Repair any gaps around windows or doors, vents should be covered with mesh, replace or fix damaged roof shingles, and seal cracks found in your home’s foundation.

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