DRAIN FLIES (Sewer Flies)

Drain Flies

Drain Flies: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Drain Flies are 1/8 inches in length
  • They are black and covered with tiny hairs giving them an appearance similar to a tiny moth
  • At rest their wings make a ‚Äúv‚ÄĚ shape
  • They are generally seen around drains or decaying organic matter

Active Season

  • Drain¬†Flies have a 2-3 week life-span with peak season being the warmer months
  • Eggs are laid in random areas among moisture and rotting organic material and take 1 week to develop into adults
  • They are most active in the evening

Interesting Facts

  • Contrary to popular opinion they are not known to transmit diseases
  • Their larvae have been known to survive dramatic temperature swings and low oxygen levels

Cause for Concern

  • Drain Flies are commonly a sign of poor sanitation
  • Their continual excretions are unsightly and extremely unsanitary

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • For interior treatments, all people and pets need to be out of the home for 1 hour. The treatment can take 2-3 weeks to take care of infestation
  • Sanitation Tips: The large battle when dealing with any type of fly is removing their habitat. Residual treatments will not prevent reproduction but removing preferred conditions will. They are often found around trash cans, dumpsters, rotting corpses, and general filth. Until these issues are dealt with, the fly infestation can not be controlled.

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

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