Re: CLUSTER FLIES
Gary Elliott (email@example.com)
Tue, 14 Nov 1995 09:18:36 -0500
>To: John Neumeister <firstname.lastname@example.org>, SANET <email@example.com>
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gary Elliott)
>Subject: Re: CLUSTER FLIES
>At 00:05 11/14/95 -0800, John Neumeister wrote:
>>Every fall when the weather turns we have been afflicted by what we call
>>cluster flies, big fat lazy flies that are attracted to any enclosed
>>space that they call crawl into. They are not a problem in the open barns
>>and do not seem to be related to animal manure in the fields, but they
>>are thick in the shop and many find their way into the house. We have
>>earnestly attempted to block all paths into the house with caulking and
>>have been only moderately successful in reducing their numbers.. Does anyone
>>have knowledge of their life cycle and a method of effective non-toxic control
>>either within or without buildings.
>I have been plagued with cluster flies over the years on my farm and have
dicovered the following.
>Their life cycle is tied into that of earth worms.
>Caulking is important but probably they have easy access to your attic and
enter your living space from your attic. look for access points from attic
into living space.
>Hope this is a start
>rr 4 ,