Important Factors in Fly Control

House Fly

Use sodium vapor light bulbs not mercury vapor. Have the lights on the ground pointing at the building not on the building pointing at the ground If the lights are on the building do not have them directly above the door. Have them off to the side of the door. The further away from the … Read more

How To Use The Cluster Buster

cluster buster

The cluster buster is a fast-acting, long-lasting trap that uses the fly’s natural behavior and an eco-friendly powder made from egg shells to quickly capture these annoying flies. Place one trap in the lower corner of each window where you see flies. As the cluster fly buzzes around the interior of the window, the flies … Read more

Insect Light Traps – Do’s and Don’ts

Flyweb ILT

Flies that generally invade from outdoors – house flies and blow flies – respond strongly to light, but those that breed inside – moth flies and phorid flies – will not be very attracted to Insect Light Traps. Placement of an insect light trap will not have great benefit for infestations involving these small flies. … Read more

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 more

Ask The Expert: Do Bugs Live Through the Winter?

lady bug

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more