Field guide cluster fly

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    _ movements when indoors.
    Sluggish
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    _ _ odor when crushed.
    Buckwheat honey
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    Adults _ in sheltered places, emerging in the spring to _.
    • Overwinter
    • Mate
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    Eggs are laid in _ _ and hatch in about 3 days.
    Soil cracks
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    The larvae are parasitoid upon the _ host, entering at almost any point along the body wall.
    Earthworm
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    They usually occupy attics and/or the between-wall voids of walls which receive the most _, usually the south and possibly the east or west walls.
    Sunlight
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    Typically they use the _ year after year.
    same structure
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    They do not _ within structures.
    Multiply
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    Actually, they can be _ by warmth to resume activity almost anytime.
    Stimulated
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    Sometimes  it  takes  no  more  than  the  furnace  to  be turned on and thoroughly _ the inside of the structure to start activity
    warm
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    Once stimulated, cluster flies seek light.
    Light
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    they usually come out around loose- fitting wall switches and outlets, ceiling fixtures, window and door frames, window pulleys, etc =
    to seek light
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    Cluster flies can usually be found at windows crawling on the
    panes or frames, or around lamps or lights.
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    They are _ in their movements in comparison to house flies.
    Sluggish
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    They usually give off a _ _ odor and leave a greasy spot when crushed.
    Buckwheat honey
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    No attempt should be made to kill these insects in wall voids because the bodies of dead insects attract
    dermestid beetles
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    wait until _ when all live over-wintering adults are out of the wall voids.
    Summer
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    temporary relief is possible by using a vacuum and/or space sprays, and carefully
    sealing interior entrances such as cracks around window frames.
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    Control begins _.
    Outside
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    Reducing outside population is impractical since
    their larvae breed in earthworms.
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    use of _ is recommended.
    preventative physical and chemical barriers
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    All vents (roof, overhang, weepholes, etc.) should be screened with at least NUMBER-mesh screening.
    16 mesh
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    Caulk around cable entrances, windows, doors, and overhangs. These steps should be taken in MONTHS
    June or July
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    Preventative chemical barriers =
    applying a highly repellent, long-lasting residual to all outside vertical walls and the adjacent overhang;
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    formulations work best.
    microencapsulated pyrethroids or pyrethrins, or pyrethroid wettable powder
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    Exterior pesticide application is made just before the
    last seasonal generation of adults emerge
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    If adults have already begun to congregate and attempt entry into buildings,
    it may be too late for preventative action.
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    The best solution is physical removal with a good shop-type vacuum. Then treat the
    vertical walls
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    Temporary but immediate indoor relief can be achieved by
    removal with a vacuum or by using space sprays in individual rooms.
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    To prevent entry of more flies, seal the possible routes of entry... use
    Use silicone caulk and/or foam to seal.
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    If cluster flies are in a false ceiling, the population can be reduced by
    an electrocutor insect light trap (ILT)
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    If cluster flies are in a false ceiling, install a continuously burning 60-watt bulb which attracts the flies, causes them to exhaust their stored food, and die right around the light; be sure to remove them with a vacuum.
    60 watt
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    Use old fashioned fly strips, glue boards, or other sticky surfaces that may be suspended from the uppermost surface of the false ceiling void near the _.
    Light
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    To reduce the number of flies coming into a room from a false ceiling, seal all cracks through which light enters. Use _
    duct tape or caulk.


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    In elevator shafts, install a continuously burning 60-watt bulb located just above the _vacuum dead flies.
    pit floor
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Field guide cluster fly
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Field guide cluster fly
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