Cluster Flies

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Dealing with Cluster Fly problems

What are the risks/diseases of cluster flies?

Cluster flies have no direct health effects on humans but the sheer number of flies produce a noticeable amount of excrement, that’ll stain walls, floors and belongings, and produce a strong and unpleasant odour.

Cluster flies are an annoyance in domestic settings but pose a big threat to commercial settings, such as restaurants. Cluster flies can contaminate food preparation areas and even food, so it’s important to stop preparing food until the pest problem is completely eliminated. Otherwise, it’s likely they will face fines, a bad reputation or worse, shut down by health and safety officers.

What’s the most effective cluster fly treatment?

The most effective cluster fly treatment are smoke bombs and foggers used by professional pest controllers such as Ladybugz.

The fumes can be harmful to human respiratory systems, as expert pest controllers we have all the equipment to ensure safe and effective cluster fly treatment, so you needn’t risk your health and you’ll be able to enjoy a fly-free home or business. 

What health risks do cluster flies bring?

Cluster flies have no direct health effects on humans but the sheer number of flies produce a noticeable amount of excrement, that’ll stain walls, floors and belongings, and produce a strong and unpleasant odour.

Cluster flies are an annoyance in domestic settings but pose a big threat to commercial settings, such as restaurants. Cluster flies can contaminate food preparation areas and even food, so it’s important to stop preparing food until the pest problem is completely eliminated. Otherwise, it’s likely they will face fines, a bad reputation or worse, shut down by health and safety officers.

How to identify the common types of flies

It’s very hard to distinguish between which fly is which, other than the size of the fly, but we’re here to help you identify the most common flies. 

Cluster flies – typically 8mm long, which is slightly larger than the usual housefly. Cluster flies dark patches are darker in colour than that of a housefly but cluster flies have patches of short gold hair on their thorax. Cluster flies are mainly recognisable by their laboured movement. 

Houseflies – these flies have light grey bodies and clear black, vertical lines on top. Houseflies are constantly in search for available food and water sources and are more threatening to our health because they regularly rummage through bins and land on any excrement they can find.

Bluebottles – these are the same size as houseflies, their bodies are a petrol colour, often blue/purple when they catch the light. Adult bluebottles have big red eyes and long, transparent wings. Bluebottles are also a health concern because they land on excrement and rotting flesh, so it’s important to remove them as soon as you can and to keep all food covered to prevent contamination.

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