Cluster Fly


Common Name:

Cluster Fly


Scientific Name:

Pollenia rudis



Adults are about 3/8″ (8mm) long. Dark gray, non metallic in color. Thorax lacking

distinct stripes but with numerous short golden hairs. Abdomen had irregular

lighter areas.


Places Most Commonly Found:

Because adults overwinter in sheltered places such as attics and wall voids a cluster fly infestation can be common. They usually occupy the southern walls and typically use the same structure year after year. This may be why you have problems with cluster fly control. If you have tried cluster fly traps without success it may because of the treatments you are trying. Eggs are laid in the soil where the larva feed on earthworms.


Most Active Period:

Usually a problem or nuisance in the autumn and early winter when they enter to hibernate and again in the spring when they attempt to leave the structure. They can be stimulated by warmth to resume activity anytime during the year thus cluster fly removal could be needed at anytime.


Difficulty of Control:

Easy to control with cluster fly treatments where exclusion methods are used.



About Us


HonorGuard Pest has distinguished itself as the premier pest control provider in Nashville, Knoxville & Atlanta. We are determined to provide a unique service experience that is grounded in a powerful work ethic. We won't stop until our customer is completely satisfied.











Mailing Address:

PO Box 100307

Nashville, TN 37211


Phone: 615-242-5440


Fax: 615-244-0837







©2018 Honorguard Pest Management Services, All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy