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The guide to drain flies


Drain flies, also known as sink flies or filter flies, are tiny, moth-like insects that frequently inhabit moist environments like sinks, drains, and sewers. Due to their abundance, they are a common household pest that can be an issue. The behavior, biology, and control of drain flies will be discussed in detail in this blog post.


The adult females of drain flies lay eggs near sources of moisture like sinks, drains, and sewers during their lifecycle, which lasts approximately two to three weeks. Drain flies' aquatic larvae consume organic matter in the slime layer that forms in drains and pipes.

Adult drain flies are usually found close to the breeding site and are fliers that are weak.

Drain flies frequently inhabit windows and doors because they are drawn to light.

They do not bite or spread diseases, so they are not harmful to humans.


Finding and eliminating the breeding site of drain flies is the most effective method for controlling them. By cleaning and removing the organic matter that is found in drains and pipes, this can be accomplished. The larvae can also be killed by flushing boiling water or bleach and water together down the drain. Adult drain flies can be prevented from entering a home by installing screens on windows and doors. Chemical methods of control are also available, but they should only be used as a last resort because they can harm the environment and organisms that aren't the target.


Despite their annoyance, drain flies are not harmful to humans and can be controlled with the right steps. It is possible to eliminate their breeding grounds and prevent them from entering the home by comprehending their biology and behavior. Contact a reputable pest control company for guidance on the best course of action if you suspect a drain fly infestation.

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