The Nuisance of Cluster Flies

Cluster Fly

It’s September and the evening temperatures are falling. It’s the perfect condition for Cluster Flies to start moving into your home, shed, attic, garage or business. Cluster Flies are often mistaken for house flies. However, Cluster Flies are larger, darker and move more slowly. Like many other pests, Cluster Flies overwinter in warm locations. Also … Read moreThe Nuisance of Cluster Flies

Ask The Expert: Do Bugs Live Through the Winter?

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QUESTION: I thought that bugs died in cold temperatures, can insects live through the winter season? ANSWER: Even though here in Canada we can experience some VERY cold temperatures in the winter, we know that bugs don’t all disappear forever—so where do they go? There are some bugs that overwinter, only to come to life … Read moreAsk The Expert: Do Bugs Live Through the Winter?

5 Differences Between Cluster Flies and House Flies

House Fly

At first, the cluster fly and the house fly appear to have many similarities, but there are actually many differences between the two. There are many differences between cluster flies and house flies. SIZE AND COLOR: Cluster flies are larger than house flies at approximately 7mm long compared to the 3-6mm length of a house … Read more5 Differences Between Cluster Flies and House Flies

Ask The Expert: Where Do Bugs Go In Winter?

Cluster Fly

QUESTION: Where do bugs go in winter? ANSWER: Insects can adapt to survive many different climates and changes in weather conditions. Insects will go through behavioral and/or physiological changes to adapt to cold temperatures and increase their chances of survival during the winter. Many insects maintain a low level of activity during winter months while … Read moreAsk The Expert: Where Do Bugs Go In Winter?

Pest Spotlight: Cluster Flies

Cluster Fly

Scientific Name: Pollenia Common Names: Cluster Fly Color: Non-metallic gray with golden hairs Size: 5/16 inch long FACT: Cluster flies are not related to livestock production. They do not develop in manure or manure pits. They are not interested in food, do not develop in garbage and are not a sign of unsanitary conditions. HABITS … Read morePest Spotlight: Cluster Flies