The drain fly may also be referred to as a filter fly, sewer fly and drain moth. They are tiny winged insects that are typically 3-5 mm in length and are light brownish/greyish in color. Drain flies have hairy, dark wings that resemble moth wings.
Drain flies are another common invasive nuisance fly species that multiply rapidly and invade residential, recreational/cottage and commercial properties. Drain flies can be found in homes, cottages and any business/facility where there are washrooms, kitchens, drains or decaying organic matter. They can found year round if conditions are favourable. Drain flies are most active in the evening when they congregate around sinks and sewage contaminated drains in kitchens and bathrooms where they typically live and breed.
Drain flies infestations can occur very quickly, “out of nowhere” in large numbers. Moist organic materials such as the slime that accumulates in drains, sewage disposal beds, rain barrels, compost bins and garbage cans are the preferred living and breeding grounds of drain flies.
To eliminate and reduce the risk of drain flies invading your property, treatment and exclusion is the best prevention.
Solace Pest Solutions can provide you with treatment, exclusion, and prevention solutions.