The cluster fly is a common fly that prefers
to live outdoors. They commonly invade homes during colder months seeking warmth. Cluster
flies will cluster and swarm together inside your home as temperatures drop, so it’s
important to perform proper cluster fly control. If you’d like to shop the professional products
in this video and learn even more about house fly control, click the card on the top right
of the screen or click the links in the description below. For proper control, you need to identify cluster
fly activity. They are often mistaken for other flies like house flies. They might look
the same, but require different control techniques. The cluster fly is typically around ⅜ of
inch in length. They are usually light to dark gray in color, with golden hairs covering
their backs. When at rest, their wings overlap. During Fall and Winter months, they can be
found hibernating in attics, storage rooms, or in wall voids. When Spring rolls around
and temperatures rise, the cluster flies emerge and cluster together around windows or other
exit points. To get control, first use Reclaim IT outside.
This is a liquid insecticide that will repel and kill any cluster flies around your home.
Reclaim can also be used to treat a wide variety of pests. Mix this with water in a pump sprayer,
following label directions. Apply this outdoors around windows, doors, eaves, and other entry
points. This will create a protective barrier that will keep cluster flies out come Fall. Cluster flies do move slowly, so if you already
have some inside, they can easily be swatted or vacuumed up.
You can also use Pyrid aerosol. This is a pyrethrin aerosol that provides quick contact
kills. Pyrid is also great for eliminating many other pests. You can also use D-Fense Dust. This is a waterproof
insecticidal dust that is great to use for hard to reach areas where cluster flies might
be hiding. Use this with a duster and treat under baseboards, behind electrical outlets,
in attics, and in entry points. You might also consider using a Mantis fly
light trap. This is a light weight, ready to use fly light that uses two, bright UV
lights to attract flies. This fly light does not zap the flies, but instead lures them
to a glue board positioned behind the bulbs where they will get stuck and unable to fly
away. Finally, prevent cluster flies from returning
by frequently treating around your home with Reclaim IT and D-Fense Dust, especially at
the end of summer or early fall before temperatures drop. And be sure to seal any voids and entry
points. Cluster flies can be annoying and disturbing
pests, but you can control them easily yourself with these professional products and tips
from Solutions Pest and Lawn. We guarantee these products will help you get control of
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