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We had an influx of cluster flies last Autumn. They seemed to be living in a velux window. Opening the window got rid of them (we thought) but since then we've seen a few dead ones on the floor under the window.



Are these dead ones just ones from the Autumn or are they still breeding?



If so, what is the best treatment to get rid? Or is it a job for a specialist? Cheers.



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They come in to hibernate for the winter just open your window and spray around the seal where the window shuts with a good fly spray and check your loft as they like them to.as once the spring comes and the weather warms up you will see them gathering on your outside wall of your house in the sun to warm up and fly off.

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Or do as I do.

Go up into the loft with a hand held Vacuum !

Great fun and hundreds get released into the cold air at the bottom of the garden.

I dont know if they find their way back, but we always have lots every winter?

They are quite clean flies, they dont do rubbish or Dog muck, they feed on worms I've read.

Parasitic.

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Are these what we used to call harvest flies? Hundreds of little black flies that always appeared at that time of year? If so its a job for the vacuum cleaner.

No these things are the size of Bluebottles.

They look horrible, jet black they are, soon as you turn a light on they go mental!

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We had an influx of cluster flies last Autumn. They seemed to be living in a velux window. Opening the window got rid of them (we thought) but since then we've seen a few dead ones on the floor under the window.

Are these dead ones just ones from the Autumn or are they still breeding?

If so, what is the best treatment to get rid? Or is it a job for a specialist? Cheers.

 

 

My Daughter had them in her attic. I bought a kit from a place In Yorkshire this did the job. best time to use it is on a very cold day.

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