ABOUT CLUSTER FLIES
Cluster flies look somewhat similar to common house flies. However, they carry a distinct golden tint as a result of the yellow hairs that appear on the thorax. Measuring 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch in length, these flies are a bit larger than regular house flies and tend to move considerably slower. As their name suggests, they gather in large groups and can be found in many states throughout the country, except for those bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Unlike other types of flies, cluster flies do not reproduce indoors or in food. Instead, they breed in lawns and fields during the warmer months and are parasitic to earthworms.
The bug that everybody loves to hate.
HOME DAMAGE AND BEHAVIOR PATTERNS
Other than leaving dark excrement marks on walls and windows, cluster flies aren’t known to cause significant property damage. Instead, they are seen more as a nuisance and can be difficult to expel without professional assistance.
During the fall and winter months, they seek out warm places to hide, such as in attics and the insides of walls. Due to their size, they are able to get into homes through small cracks and openings. Many homeowners don’t realize that they have an infestation until the flies emerge when it becomes warm in the spring.
If you live in the Finger Lakes region and need help getting rid of an annoying and embarrassing fly infestation, call or text Custom Pest Control at 607-742-5716 today to request your free estimate. Our family-owned business is dedicated to providing you with affordable solutions with no contract required.