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How to Get Rid of Cluster Flies (4 Simple Steps)

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The cluster fly is a common fly that prefers to live outdoors. They commonly invade homes

during colder months seeking warmth. Cluster flies will cluster and swarm together inside

your home as temperatures drop, so it’s important to perform proper cluster fly control.

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For proper control, you need to identify cluster fly activity. They are often mistaken for

other flies like house flies. They might look the same, but require different control techniques.

The cluster fly is typically around ⅜ of inch in length. They are usually light to

dark gray in color, with golden hairs covering their backs. When at rest, their wings overlap.

During Fall and Winter months, they can be found hibernating in attics, storage rooms,

or in wall voids. When Spring rolls around and temperatures rise, the cluster flies emerge

and cluster together around windows or other exit points.

To get control, first use Reclaim IT outside. This is a liquid insecticide that will repel

and kill any cluster flies around your home. Reclaim can also be used to treat a wide variety

of pests. Mix this with water in a pump sprayer, following label directions. Apply this outdoors

around windows, doors, eaves, and other entry points. This will create a protective barrier

that will keep cluster flies out come Fall.

Cluster flies do move slowly, so if you already have some inside, they can easily be swatted

or vacuumed up. You can also use Pyrid aerosol. This is a

pyrethrin aerosol that provides quick contact kills. Pyrid is also great for eliminating