Cluster/Buckwheat FliesAdult cluster/buckwheat flies are slightly larger than the common house fly, about 3/8 inch long. Its robust body is dark gray, nonmetallic, and covered with short golden hairs. The abdomen exhibits light and dark patches of color. For effective cluster/buckwheat fly control schedule a preventative service in late August or early September.

Adult cluster/buckwheat flies are most often found around windows.

No. Cluster/buckwheat flies enter a building one by one in the early fall to seek shelter from the cooler weather. Soon a cluster of flies will accumulate in their favorite resting places (see above) and hibernate.

When the weather warms in the spring or during certain warm days in winter, the cluster/buckwheat flies emerge from their hibernation. Though they usually exit the building, their presence in large numbers inside is often annoying to the building’s occupants.

Yes. Once the flies have settled in wall voids and other secluded areas, control are difficult to achieve.

For peace of mind, it is best to call in a professional exterminating company like Critter Ridders to rid you of cluster/buckwheat flies. But you can do something about the problem, too. For temporary indoor relief, remove adult flies with a vacuum cleaner, or use sprays and insect light traps. To prevent reentry in the interior rooms involved, seal the possible entry routes around windows, electrical outlets and door frames.

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