Do you know how many species of flies there are in the world? About 120,000 different species exist. Do you know what the most annoying species of fly is? Whichever is closest to you. Getting rid of cluster flies can be a particularly problematic species. These are the dark, large flies that move a bit more slowly than common houseflies. They prefer attics, and you’re not going to want to deal with them if they find yours.
The signature of the cluster fly is sunbathing on walls that get a lot of direct sunlight. They’ll enter a home through any entrance they can find; a crack at the edge of a screen window, a hole in the wall, or just carried in by the breeze when you open the door. They’ll generally stay with the light as the sun moves throughout the day, so they’ll try to find spaces in the house where there are windows. These are also the flies you’ll often find gumming up ceiling lights.
They’ll also find their way into wall cavities in order to maintain their privacy and avoid predators (and humans). Flies living in your walls makes fly control a priority pretty quickly.
Fly prevention is difficult because female cluster flies lay eggs in the soil that hatch within days. The fly larvae then seek out worms, such as earthworms. The larvae will then enter the worm through its body cavities and feed on it from the inside out. This will sustain them as they pupate in the soil, and they’ll turn into adults quickly, in just under a month.
To get rid of cluster flies, you should consult a Worcester pest control company like Ransford Pest Control. Fly control is very important since a fly problem will only grow once it’s settled into a location. As adults, they’ll eat nearly anything available, including your food and drink. We can eradicate and dispose of cluster flies even when they’re living inside wall cavities and deal with populations that have become problematic.