Found 18th Sep 2016
Hi, I seem to be invaded by houseflies, yesterday morning I went into the hall and there was about 20-30 of them on the ceiling! loads more in the spare bedroom and more in the bathroom. I cleared them out and I had read somewhere that flies can come through the plugholes in the bathroom, so I put the plugs in, made sure the window was closed and shut the door for two hours. I went back in after 2 hours and the bathroom was empty. So they're not coming in that way. I have thoroughly checked everywhere for dead animals as we have 2 cats who are constantly bringing "gifts" in and we live in the country next to a field full of cattle so every year we have a few flies but nothing on this scale! they seem to gather around the skylight in the hall. Anyone know how they could be coming in? Thanks in advance

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Better than a spider invasion as it seems they all have come back from their holidays

Do you know what kind of flies they are ? Someone on here the other day was reporting an issue with cluster flies which are a nuisance but harmless . So long as there are no lovely presents from your kitties it may not be much to worry about . Never heard of flies coming up through the plug hole . Can't imagine why they would be down there in the first place . You would have to be having something quite gruesome going on in your sewer . I read somewhere it was a bumper year for insects so hopefully it is just a passing inconvenience .

archer1204

Better than a spider invasion as it seems they all have come back from … Better than a spider invasion as it seems they all have come back from their holidays


Or pandas

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tardytortoise

could they be cluster flies?http://www.clusterfly.co.uk/site/index.php


Hi Yes, I think that must be them. Thanks very much

tardytortoise

could they be cluster flies?http://www.clusterfly.co.uk/site/index.php




That was surprisingly gruesome reading.

Once hatched the larva which are parasitic seek out earthworms, they … Once hatched the larva which are parasitic seek out earthworms, they then bore through the worms skin and proceed to eat it alive.

oO

archer1204

Better than a spider invasion as it seems they all have come back from … Better than a spider invasion as it seems they all have come back from their holidays



​Spiders are far better to have an invasion of, unless you're a big Jessie.

buy an electric fly racket from the poundshop, its actually fun zapping them

Your house may be possessed by an evil soul

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