Posted: 07/09/2016 at 19:59
Where we lived in Somerset we were beset with cluster flies; pest control chap said that, if there was such a thing as a "clean fly" then the cluster fly was it, since they feed on pollen rather than obnoxious stuff that the common housefly chooses.
We used to have thousands (and I mean thousands and thousands!) that over-wintered along the rafters in the attic. They are immune to fly spray (which I prefer not to use anyway) so I got a long nozzle on the vacuum cleaner and "hoovered" them up. After a couple of years, the numbers had reduced to a minor inconvenience - but I was ever vigilant thereafter.
If you have the horrid sort of fly, then, unpleasant though its appearance is, the old-fashion fly paper is pretty good. Failing which, a good swipe with a fly swatter does the trick.
Last edited: 07 September 2016 20:00:02