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Dealing with Cluster Flies in Stratford Upon Avon

One of the more annoying pests you can have in your Stratford Upon Avon home are cluster flies. Infestations of these little pests are incredibly common all over the UK, although they are more common in rural places.

At first glance, you could easily confuse them with house flies, that is, until they start swarming in huge numbers. When you have a cluster fly infestation, they will congregate in the home in the winter and then emerge in huge swarms during the spring to feed on nectar from nearby flowers.

Still, you may also be able to distinguish cluster flies by the sickly sweetish smell that comes from the pheromones they emit to attract other flies to the area. Although they don't really cause any major problems, they can cause staining in the areas they congregate and also attract other insects, not to mention it can be quite shocking when you have thousands of them infesting your home.

Nonetheless, the biggest problem is that they will continue to infest the same areas year after year, drawn in by that pheromone that is nearly impossible for you to get rid of without hiring a professional pest control company.

The best way to avoid an infestation is to try to make sure your home is completely sealed up so the cluster flies cannot get in, but of course this is much easier said than done, and almost impossible due to their small size. If you do find you've got an infestation, you'll need to hire a Stratford Upon Avon pest control company to come spray for them with insecticide, and potentially try thoroughly cleanse the area to remove their pheromones so they hopefully won’t return next year. If you don't get the problem taken care of by a professional pest control company, you'll likely have to continue to deal with it every year until you finally get sick enough of them to seek outside assistance.

If you would like to speak to one of our team about removing cluster flies, please contact us on 01789 293 463 or Click here to complete our online form.


We understand that pest infestations are not envisaged or budgeted for, but where they occur we are on hand to provide a cost conscious solution. We can make suggestions for further prevention and rectification of ingress by pests and are happy to support you, the customer in this.

Avon Pest Control offer Fast and Reliable Pest Control across the following areas:

Leamington Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Kenilworth, Warwick, Coventry & surrounding areas