What Are Drain Flies and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Did you know that drain flies are also commonly referred to as moth flies? These fuzzy, tiny, yet annoying pests may be difficult to get rid of if you do not know much about them.
Learning what their needed sources are, can help you get rid of them once and for all.
Read on to learn about what drain flies are and how to get rid of them.
Drain Flies: What They Are
Drain flies are very small and commonly found in drains and plumbing fixtures. They are attracted to wet environments and that is where they hatch and live.
The larvae can usually be found in toilet tanks, drains, garbage disposals, and more places where there is tons of moisture.
While these pests are not dangerous and cannot bite, they can be annoying to deal with.
Getting Rid of Drain Flies
There are multiple things you can do to get rid of drain flies. When choosing which methods to use, take into consideration if you are dealing with many drain flies or have only seen a few.
The more you are seeing, the more effort and methods may be needed to get rid of them.
If you wish to avoid using chemicals, there are various natural drain cleaners you can use to get rid of drain fly larvae and the full-grown flies.
Natural methods to try:
- Boiling water
- Apple cider vinegar and plastic wrap
- Baking soda, salt, and vinegar
- Soap, water, sugar, and vinegar
These mixtures can all be used to clean out your drains, both being drain fly killers and a preventative against them.
Sometimes people prefer to use chemicals to handle infestations, as they may feel they are more effective.
There are drain cleaners you can buy that will clean out your drain along with any sewer fly in it.
Before using any chemicals, read the label to make sure you use and store them properly. They can be harmful to both people’s health and cause possible damage to your drain if not used correctly.
Getting Help From a Professional
If you feel the number of drain flies you are dealing with will be too many to tackle on your own or these methods have not been as successful as you hoped, you can get help from a professional.
A pest control technician can come out to your house and inspect and get rid of these pesky flies.
Finding a technician can be difficult, but amcoranger.com has information and services you can look into for your pest infestation needs.
Get Your Drain Back
Now that you have both natural and chemical methods to get rid of drain flies, it is time to get your drain back.
These pests may be annoying, but because of their size and lack of harm, they are relatively easy to manage and get rid of when done correctly.
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