'Plague' of flies in Huntingdonshire villages

People in Huntingdonshire reporting 'plague of flies'. 

People in Huntingdonshire reporting 'plague of flies'. - Credit: Pestworld.org

Several Hunts Post readers have made contact to notify us about a plague of flies in the area.

Readers from Warboys, Somersham, St Ives and Needingworth describe huge numbers of flies and say as soon as they get rid of them, more arrive.

Chris Dunn is trying to work in his downstairs toilet in Bluntisham and has been covered in flies.

Chris Dunn is trying to work in his downstairs toilet in Bluntisham and has been covered in flies. - Credit: CHRIS DUNN

One reader said: "First of all I thought it was just me and my property (in Warboys) that was blighted by a huge number of flies.

"Recently though I started to see references on our village social media site - people in Somersham, St Ives, and further afield all complaining about flies in biblical numbers.

"Open the kitchen door when cooking... 40/50 flies arrive. Kill them and more arrive."

A second reader said: "It’s been going on for some weeks now, but I and everyone else believed it was an issue In their  houses.

"My neighbour mentioned to me that she had loads of flies,and clearly we started asking others if they had a problem   It wasn’t till about a week later when on the Needingworth Living Facebook page site that the problem was raised and lots of people wrote about the problems.

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"It seemed to have got better for a few days at last weekend but now is back with a vengeance.  It’s like the biblical plague!  

My house has had approximately 20-30 or more at all times , even though I keep killing them as fast as I can.

Marja Khalif is having to replace the flypaper every hour or so in her home.

Marja Khalif is having to replace the flypaper every hour or so in her home. - Credit: MARJA KHALIF

"Opening the door to get in or out of the house is long enough for them to get in.  I have done all I can to keep the house free of flies but I am not winning. 

Residents have contacted Huntingdonshire District Council and the Environment Agency (EA) to complain. The Hunts Post has also asked the EA for a response.

If you have been affected or have any photos, please contact: debbie.davies@archant.co.uk.





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