how to get rid if cluster flies in attic

How to Get Rid of Cluster Flies in Attic

Cluster flies seem to be a regular issue in the attic that is why it often goes by the moniker “attic fly” as well. Cluster flies are harmless to human health and are parasitic in nature. They target earthworms burrows when they lay eggs, and have the larvae also feed on them. These flies have no particular reason to be in your attic. This occurs simply naturally because the attic is high up and coincides with the flight path. They usually enter the attic when the temperature becomes cold and ‘cluster’ around the window. They can be recognized by their black body and quite slow movements. Get flies out permanently with Exterminator Peterborough.

So finally, how do you get rid of cluster flies in the attic?

  • A fogger

A fogger is a very effective method to get rid of all kinds insects throughout the attic. The fogger is effective because the device is not limited to a certain radius per se. The fog gets through all kinds of cracks and crevices. The advantage of this is that the fog does not leave any sticky residue and that it is completely odorless. It is recommended to come back a few hours later. Many different brands are available on the internet and in hardware stores.

  • Sticky Fly Traps

Sticky Fly Traps are a great alternative if you don’t feel comfortable using a fogger. The downside to using a sticky fly trap is that it depends heavily on the placement of the fly trap. The more flies are on it, the less effective it can get over time as well. It might be satisfying to see the results on tape, but you will also need to replace them once or so often.

  • Fly Control Lamps

This is a popular solution to. The lamp emits UV-A light that attracts flies. Once they get close, they will get zapped and die. It is quite cheap and does not rely on any frequent check-ups!


  • Using a professional pest control expert

Professional pest control experts have multiple years of experience in eliminating several pests such as mice, rats, cockroaches, ants, and yes, even cluster flies. They are experts in their field and use their knowledge and expertise to make sure that cluster flies won’t be an issue anymore.

Exterminator Peterborough have been in the Peterborough area for more than a decade and are proud to serve local businesses and communities. All of our technicians have been in the industry for multiple years and can tackle any kind of pest issue since they are licensed and certified experts.

If you have an issue with cluster flies, contact Exterminator Peterborough now and get a free consultation along with booking your appointment!