Drain flies are often confused with fruit flies. When observed closely, however, drain flies are dark gray to black in color, and when perched on the wall their body and wings are triangular in shape. They can infest a home any time of year, so the exterminators at Boo’s Bug Stoppers are always ready.
As the name indicates, these flies originate from drains in the home or business. When plumbing works properly, drain flies are typically not a problem. However when drains are clogged, or plumbing is slow or stagnant, drain fly larvae will work their way up the plumbing system, eating at the organic matter lining the drains. Once the adult flies hatch, they will typically stay in close proximity to the drain they came from (often perching on a wall close to a drain). They will breed and return to the gunky organic buildup in the drain to lay their eggs.
Similar to a fruit fly, breeding sources need to be eliminated to gain control over these flying pests. The exterminators at Boo’s Bug Stoppers can provide the proper organic drain cleaning products needed to eradicate drain fly problems.