What Are Drain Flies
Drain flies are small fuzzy flies that you find around your home during the warmer months of the year. They seem to appear and sometimes by the hundreds. There are several types of drain flies, and most people are familiar with the fuzzy, heart-shaped fly that plagues the bathroom and kitchen areas.
Why Are There Drain Flies In My House?
They come from the drains in either the kitchen or the bathrooms. As you use the sinks or shower, the sludge builds up in the pipes and drain flies are attracted to the decaying mess. They lay their eggs in the pipes, and their maggots emerge as adult flies. They come out of the drains.
What Can You Do About Drain Flies?
The ultimate goal is to prevent the eggs from hatching. There are a couple of ways to do that. First, you can have the drains cleaned of all of the sludge that builds up down there. Getting rid of their food source means at the bare minimum, fewer drain flies as the sludge in the pipes constantly renews as we use the sinks or showers.
The second option is to treat the pipes so that the eggs and maggots die. There are DIY products, or you can call us to do that for you. The difference is that we provide safe and effective pest control. The DIY products may be safe, but you and your family have to use the sinks and shower.
The thing about drain flies is that controlling them requires that the treatment application goes on throughout the year. We offer a monthly pest control service that will cover the ongoing treatment for drain flies. It is affordable and deals with many pests as they emerge. The benefit is that we help control pests before they become pests.
For more information about pest control services, monthly service contracts, give us a call. We provide affordable and precise pest control services throughout the Bryan and College Station communities.