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LATE SUMMER, EARLY FALL NUISANCE - FLIES IN THE HOUSE
July 20, 2015
Finding cluster flies in house is inevitable and happens to almost every homeowner in the late summer and early fall. In the fall, flies will find their way into your home out of the cold. Fruit flies and cluster flies
are the most common occurrences of flies in the house that we encounter. Flies like to be social but we are not interested in socializing with them, they are a nuisance.
About Cluster Flies
Cluster flies are part of the blowfly family, but unlike other fly species they do not present hazard health concerns. Unlike other types of flies who lay their eggs in human food, cluster flies lay their eggs strictly in the soil and the larvae penetrate earthworms as their host. The adults emerge in the late summer and early autumn, when they enter homes in search of a place to hibernate through the winter. In April, all of the cluster flies in house hibernating, wake up, fly outside and search for a place to lay their eggs in cracks in the soil. Several generations of flies emerge throughout the summer and they stop laying eggs in
late August and September to seek a hiding place for winter.
How to get rid of flies in the house:
Cluster flies are a large problem in rural and suburban areas due to the large grassy areas that favour high earthworm populations. If a fly enters your homethat one fly can turn into an infestation very quickly. So, how do you get rid of flies in the house? Home remedies can only help so much, there are several different types of at home fly solutions but they are only temporary fixes. You will notice the same flies making their way into your home days later. We
suggest calling a professional pest control expert to evaluate where the pests are entering your home. To avoid any type of potential infestation we suggest screening all doors, windows and vents, and making sure there are no cracks in your foundation or roof.
Keeping Your House Secure
Fix any holes or rips in all screen doors and windows.
Seal any cracks or crevices along the foundation or in the bricks of your home.
Screen all the vents in your roof.
Sanitize everything in the kitchen.
Take the garbage out regularly and keep a secure lid on it.
Don’t leave any fruits or vegetables out.
Store all dry goods, including dog food, in a container with a lid.
For more information on how to get rid of flies in the house, cluster flies in the house and more, please contact one our pest professionals today. We offer free evaluations and will get to the root of the problem.
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