Cluster Fly Control Berkshire
Cluster Fly Control Berkshire – DKG Pest Control are based in Wokingham & offer all forms of fly control & fly infestation eradication, this includes the installation of EFK’s (Electronic Fly Killer’s). There are many different pest fly species but the most commonly treated by us is the Cluster Fly which infest buildings by the thousands! Cluster flies can be effectively control with course spray insecticides or insecticide fogging machines. Other pest fly species such as the Fruit Fly – House Fly – Flesh Fly and Drain Fly usually require the removal of harbourage or breeding sites to effectively remove the fly infestation on a more long term basis.
Rotting vegetable waste or other decomposing organic matter can be an ideal egg laying site for many fly species and the flesh flies look to reproduce in decomposing meat and fish, If this material can be removed and the area kept clean often it can stop the return of the fly infestation completely!
Cluster Fly Infestation: In summer and early autumn cluster flies usually live in fields but as the climate cools the cluster flies search for hibernation sites, these hibernation sites are usually in hollow voids (lofts) or any nooks and crannies in buildings, this is when cluster fly infestations in our homes will occur!
Cluster fly infestations do not pose a risk to human’s health, nor does a cluster fly infestation mean the property is dirty! They are purely in your home to hibernate.
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Cluster Fly Control Information
The adult cluster fly is a large fly up to 10mm in length with a wing span of up to 20mm, The thorax has a distinctive dark grey / green colour and is covered in golden hairs. The abdomen has a checked pattern on it.
Cluster flies can be found throughout the northern countries including northern Europe.
Cluster flies usually live in open fields but in the winter the will infest buildings and lofts in search of hibernating sites.
Habits and Biology:
Cluster fly maggots are an internal parasite of earthworms and the flies are among the first to be active in the spring. They can be seen flying around gardens just above the ground. There are up to four generations of cluster flies produced each year.
Cluster Flies Diet:
Cluster fly maggots feed on earthworms, the adults do not feed once in the building they are hibernating in.
Cluster flies lay their eggs in cracks in the soil and the eggs hatch in about three days. Newly hatched cluster fly maggots grab onto earthworms as they slither by and burrow into the worm to feed. Four to five weeks are required to complete a life cycle. The worm does not usually survive the experience.
Cluster Fly Control:
To effectively control cluster fly infestations it is necessary to search any voids that the cluster flies may be infesting, Once the cluster of flies is found then the use of insecticide ULV machines, residual insecticide sprays or dust applications may be used to aid their control.