Essex & Herts Pest Control offer a same-day, low cost cluster fly removal protecting homes and businesses throughout
Essex & East Hertfordshire.
Stocked with the latest technologies your cluster fly problem will be eradicated fast and efficiently and in accordance with the Pest Regulations 1986 & 1987 we work to the highest standards in pest control, all staff are RSPH accredited and DBS security checked, ensuring you're in safe knowledgeable hands.
Depending on the exact time of year and outside temperature, cluster fly treatments are normally carried out towards
the end of the day ensuring all flies are back inside the loft space.
Cluster Flies are also known as 'Attic Flies' occupying loft space and wall cavities. If in doubt as to whether you have cluster flies, their numbers give them away, they usually are in their hundreds and thousands and tend to return to the same location annually! Adults live harmlessly outdoors in the summer months but then target rural semi rural buildings usually the last two weeks of October or first two weeks of November and in vast numbers.
Cluster flies tend not to cause problems with properties in more urban locations.
Egg: laid in damp soil or vegetation. They hatch in approx a week.
Larva: soon after emerging they seek out and parasitise earthworms, which are eventually killed. Develop in several weeks.
Pupa: In soil.
Adult: black in colour with fine gold hairs on thorax, approx 6mm in length. Often 2 generations per year.
During summer and early autumn they are of no consequence. As the season cools they seek shelter in and around buildings. As the temperature drops, cluster flies search for more long term protection, targeting south and east facing parts of buildings and consequently forming clusters in loft spaces. Once inside, the shear numbers entering lower living space can be extremely irritating for home owners. Many home owners will have a go at trying to deal with the problem by using fly sprays on upper and lower levels and experience and endless hoovering to try remove the problem. A cluster fly problem requires professional solution targeting the very root of the problem.
A comprehensive ULV treatment will be carried out in your loft to eradicate the problem. If your property has no loft, and is converted to the ceiling, beams/rafters, an effective ULV treatment can still be carried out.
We will ask you to vacate your premises whilst the treatment is being carried out and then there will be a short timed delay before you can re-enter your premises.
We will give clear advise on this.