Appearance And Behavior
Cluster flies are a common pest of northern homes and cabins. They tend to come indoors as Fall weather becomes cool – they’re looking for somewhere to spend the winter. Cluster flies are a little smaller than the common “garbage flies or blow flies” with the shiny green heads , and they tend to fly in more erratic patterns, quickly hopping from one surface to another. They are black with short, yellow hairs on their thorax and wings that overlap while resting. Adult cluster flies, which are a little larger than common houseflies, range in size from 3/8 to 1/2 an inch long.
Cluster Fly Prevention
Cluster flies are primarily a nuisance and do not cause any harm to people or property. Preventing cluster flies is not easy, but sealing cracks, holes and openings that lead inside can help. The most effective way to control cluster flies is by contacting Plunkett's today!
Cluster Fly Control Process
Truly, the only way to really stop them is by having Plunkett’s or any reputable pest management company perform a “power spray” on the exterior of the structure during late summer. Some people never have cluster flies, but suddenly get them one year, then they will always have them. Getting rid of flies can be a difficult task as they overwinter in hard to find areas.
Learn more about our Fall Invader Program here.
Cluster Fly Control With Plunkett's
At Plunkett’s, our goal is to help you quickly, conveniently, and in the most cost-effective way. We make every effort to be with you asap, usually within a day or two.
There are a good number of flying insects that are particularly likely to make pests of themselves around your home. Some of the most common examples of flying insects Plunkett’s encounters frequently include: