How to avoid an influx of flies
Certain locations are considered worse than others when it comes to fly infestations, especially during the spring and autumnal months. This is because cluster flies lay their eggs in the soil in fields and so properties that are fairly rural are often the worst affected.
It is well-known that many homes were invaded by flies last year, and due to the fact that temperatures reached record high levels, it is very likely that most will suffer the same fate this year.
For minimising fly infestations, it is important to ensure that all food and drink are correctly stored, and bins are not overflowing, with the lids always shut.
Unfortunately, however, due to the nature of cluster flies, it is very likely that they spend most of the year inside our homes. This is because during the colder months, they hibernate.
Many companies will advise to place fly mesh or silicone between tiles and any insulation/ceilings to create a barrier against the flies, however as they can fit through extremely tiny gaps, this doesn’t always prevent an infestation.