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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Today we at Pest Control Berkshire were called on to deal with a fly issue in a house in Reading. The property was large, relatively new and spotlessly clean.

The lady of the house is a food writer and the fly infestation was understandably causing some distress.

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The client was convinced that the flies were coming in through the window frames and through the air bricks as this was where most flies were found. The client also had a strong suspicion that they were coming from under the kitchen floor and was considering taking up the tiled floor.

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However the infestation was cluster flies. Unlike common house flies or blue bottles, cluster flies are not attracted by discarded food or rotting meat but generally just the warmth of a house attracts them. They especially like to "cluster" between roof felt and roof tiles. They tend to emerge on warm Spring or Autumn days when the roof is warmed by the sun. The flies will be attracted by any chinks of light escaping into the roof void and then enter rooms either via the holes where spot lights are seated, vents or even a tiny gap around the loft hatch.


After carrying out a thorough survey of the Reading property we were able to be sure that the source of the problem was actually in the roof void above the kitchen.



An insecticide smoke generator was used in the roof space.
This produced the dramatic effect of hundreds of flies literally pouring out from under roof tiles and into the gutter - this is initially quite disturbing but had solved the clients problem and enabled her to get back in the kitchen, safe from flies.
If you are troubled by cluster flies this Spring or any other pest issue call Pest Control Berkshire 01635 250852

We offer a total pest control service in Reading and throughout West Berkshire. If you have pest problem in the Reading, Newbury, Wokingham, or Hungerford areas, call the best and put a stop to annoying pest problems!


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