Cluster flies may not get as much attention as other pests, but they can cause serious problems in your house when they take hold, especially if they hibernate for a season, gain a foothold and attract other pests.
Droppings can stain curtains and walls and wreak havoc.
Cluster Fly Removal in Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes
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These flies are commonly referred to as cluster flies and can be abundant in houses with large lawns or those backing onto open parks. The name "cluster fly" is derived from their habit of entering a house in the fall and gathering in clusters that may emit a sickly, sweetish odour if disturbed.
Cluster flies hibernate in secluded areas of houses, such as in wall voids, attics, closets and empty rooms. They are a particular nuisance as they leave stains on the walls and curtains. If the flies die in the wall voids they may attract larder beetles, which will feed on the dead flies and then migrate to other areas of the house. In the spring, the sluggish cluster flies will migrate from their hibernating areas to living spaces and gather on windows as they are attracted to light.