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How To Get Rid Of Drain Flies

How To Get Rid Of Drain Flies

Drain flies are those pesky little black flies that swarm about, unable to be caught. Fortunately, these pests can be rid of with a few simple precautions. Watch the video to learn more about how to get rid of drain flies.

We often get called out to deal with problems revolving around drain flies. Now, drain flies are a small, little black fly. They are also called a phorid fly.

They are also referred to as sewer flies, but most commonly, drain flies. They sort of buzz around in your periphery, you can never quite get them, you know, really irritating. Now, they are associated, fondly enough, with drains.

Now, they are going to be interested in any kind of waste matter that is down the drains. Quite often, what we find is we get called out to drain fly problems when you've had a blockage previously and the drains have backed up. What I mean by backing up is the waste can't escape.

So, what you get is those levels rising within the drain. When the drain gets cleared and the levels drop, you get a lot of stuff stuck to the walls of the actual chamber of the drain. If you lift the cover up, what you will normally see is around the walls of the chamber, you will see basically a build-up of, not very pleasant, toilet tissue and human feces.

That is what the drain flies are going to be feeding and breeding on. So, you have to give that a really thorough clean. Obviously, be careful, you are working around a drain.

Make sure you take all the necessary precautions. If in doubt, call in an expert. With drain flies, chemical really isn't the control.

The control is to take away what they are breeding in, i.e. all the waste material.

Get rid of that, and in turn, you will get rid of the fly problem. And that is how you get rid of drain flies. .