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Cluster Flies in March

Cluster Flies in March Cluster Flies are a problem in the Autumn and the Spring. In the Autumn they are going into buildings for hibernation and in the Spring they are leaving the hibernation site. Both processes are not instant and may take several weeks or months depending on the weather (temperature and sunlight0 as

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Cluster Flies

Cluster Flies: The mild Autumn has lead to Cluster Fly pest control problems being extended (we were getting our first Cluster Fly pest control enquiries and jobs in September). This warm weather means that the Cluster Flies are coming out of the hibernation sites such as lofts, cavity walls and other cavities to rest in

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Cluster Flies

The Cluster Fly season has started later this year compared with last year’s Cluster Fly Autumn season. This week at PEST UK we have had numerous calls from customers complaining that they have flies in their houses. Usually cluster flies are found in the upstairs rooms (unless a bungalow!) or around windows. The old fashioned

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Cluster Flies and Ladybird Treatments

The Cluster Fly season this year has been later than previous years due to the warm October. Harlequin Ladybirds are another addition to pest control in recent years. These type of Ladybirds seem to be replacing the British Ladybird and although bad news for the British Ladybird it’s good news for pest control companies as

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Hibernating Wasps & Bees

Hibernating Wasps & Bees: Soon PEST UK will be selling more pest control products to the public. We don’t really like to do this as we  believe that, in most cases it is better that pest control is left to professionally trained people. The reason for this is that we see many so many DIY

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Pest Control in December

Pest Control in December: Last week Rick Pellen completed a pigeon netting job on a balcony on a flat on the Oxford Rd, Reading, Berkshire. Unfortunately the pictures don’t do the job justice as it was nearly dark by the time he had finished. The pleasing thing about this job was that we initially quoted

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Dead Cluster Flies & Trapping for Rats

Dead Cluster Flies & Trapping for Rats Yesterday we had the job of removing dead cluster flies from the loft of a large manor house on an estate just south of Basingstoke. The large loft space was covered by about a four inch layer of dead cluster flies. This build up had happened over a

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The Small Yellow Cluster Fly

The Small Yellow Cluster Fly: We were called to a regular fly problem in Bracknell. These files acted like Cluster Flies but looked very similar to fruit flies by their size and appearance. This year the number was at the highest we have ever seen, measuring in the hundreds of thousands. They were in stairwells

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Squirrels & Cluster Flies

Grey Squirrels & Cluster Flies: Now the Autumn is here we should be getting more enquiries about Cluster Flies and Grey Squirrels. Cluster Flies will be gradually moving into their hibernation sites while Grey Squirrels will favour ‘indoor’ sites such lofts to rest. They do not properly hibernate but rest up and sleep for long

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Cluster Flies Autumn

Cluster Flies Autumn Autumn is the time when PEST UK start receiving enquiries about  Cluster Fly Removal. Cluster Flies are amazing creatures because of the genetic memory they are meant to possess – this also makes them difficult to eradicate. Cluster Flies pick a hibernation site. The exact criteria for this choice is unknown but

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Types of Wasp & Fly Traps

Types of Wasp & Fly Traps: I have been running a test using different types of wasp traps and a fly trap. Initially the disposable Wasp Bag far outperformed the other types of traps, it even caught more flies than the Disposable Fly Bag trap which is designed to catch flies. As the weather has

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Cluster Flies Treatment

Cluster Flies Treatment: Cluster Flies, like Fleas and to a lesser extent wasps are an Autumn pest but unlike the other pests Cluster Flies are also a problem in the Spring when there emerge from hibernation. Cluster Fly calls into PEST UK start depending on the weather in mid to late September. This is the

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