Avonmouth’s mysterious fly problem

When Bristol City Council decided to make Avonmouth a waste management hub, little did it foresee what else it may attract. Reports of flies plaguing residents have grown since 2012, but so far no one can explain where they are coming from. James Fair investigates.

by James Fair
Pollenia rudis is one of the species of cluster fly that is a household pest. Photograph: Heath McDonald/Science Photo Library
Pollenia rudis is one of the species of cluster fly that is a household pest. Photograph: Heath McDonald/Science Photo Library

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