Cluster Flies, Flies & Mosquitos Pest Control Services
Cluster Flies (Polleniardis) are a common pest species in the UK. They are a pest in semi rural locations over dense urban areas. They are mainly a rural pest because of their life cycle. They are a parasitic pest species of fly that live in/on earthworms. The larval stage (Maggot) of the cluster fly lives inside earthworms from spring until the end of the autumn. At the end of the autumn the adult cluster flies leave their hosts, killing the poor earthworms in the process.
In late autumn or early winter you may notice hundreds, or even thousands, of cluster flies sunning themselves on the sun facing side of your house before they fly and crawl into your loft space or make their way into holes in your window frames! They may re-emerge if temperatures fluctuate, but as average temperatures drop, they will take up more permanent residency inside.
A huge variety of dangerous diseases are carried by flies and mosquitos. Environmental health agencies are quick to enforce the terms specified in the ‘Food Safety Act 1955 and 1976’ when dealing with food in unhygienic conditions so a quick response for the pest control of flies is needed.
The identification of the specific fly species is an important factor in controlling infestations, as all flies have different habits, lifecycles, food types and sources. pest control for fly infestations typically is achieved by locating and treating the breeding sites where the larvae exist, combined with a surface treatment of all the alighting surfaces.