Drain Flies

Drain flies are also called sink flies, moth flies or sewer gnats. Drain Flies are small true flies with short, hairy bodies and wings. Drain Flies have lots of extremely fine water-repellent hairs on their bodies. That helps them survive in wet environments like that of a drain. Though once, Drain Flies have become an adult, they would hardly go back to the drain except to lay eggs.

To get to the root of the problem, we utilize control agents that are foams containing bacteria or enzymes. Once injected into the drains, it will remove the larval food source and break down gelatinous scum deposits.

As any location with moist decaying organic matter is a candidate breeding site. Hence drains such as: sink drains, floor drains and shower drains are to be investigated.

Besides targeting adult flies, it is preferred that larval food sources are removed so as to stop more flies from being developed.

3 Stages of a Drain Fly

Drain Fly

Drain Flies Congregating Near Ceiling

Drain Flies resting by the ceiling / wall near outside windows

Drain Flies Extermination Technique and its Advantages:

We utilize the most effective insecticide Spray and Fog agents available from the leading pesticides manufactures. These pesticide are highly effective and contain most powerful active ingredients. We employ the Spray and Fog technique to Control, and Exterminate the Drain Flies infestations.

Some of the Characteristics of the Spray and Fog technique are:

  • It is the best option when there is no Bait available for a given Pest. A targeted application of Control Agents in selected areas of the structure is undertaken. In cases of high infestations, spraying upon the pests produces a spectacular knock down.
  • Areas that are targeted are the nesting and foraging activities areas of the Pest.
  • Drain Flies are affected by the insecticide active agent when they come into contact with the treated surfaces.
  • Drain Flies would be exterminated by getting the Active Ingredient into it’s biological system via contact. An affected pest may also prove to be a source of secondary poisoning for other members.
  • The Insecticide Spray method results in gradual, almost fool-proof and guaranteed removal of these pests.

Client’s Preparations for Insecticides Application:

  • Client is required to prepare areas to be treated with insecticide spray application.
  • Client is required to leave the property during the application and stay out for further 2 hours after the application.

Our exterminators will inspect the structure for points of vulnerabilities that may facilitate future infestations or conditions that may be helping the Drain Flies to flourish. It will be up to the property owner to act on the recommendations.

Specific Notes on Spray or Fog Application:

Spray may be Water-Based or of the Emulsion type. Even though it would not stain or damage surfaces, it may be noticeable as a thin film of light color. The film may also have oily characteristics. If it is found on any surfaces that are used by people or pets, then it should be cleaned away at the earliest. For further information, please, see our Pesticides and the MSDS page.

Expected Results and Outcome of the Treatment:

In about 3-5 weeks, all Drain Flies would have been eliminated having directly or indirectly been exposed to the insecticide sprayed. Gradually Drain Flies would simply cease to exist. It remains possible that some Drain Flies may expire near human living spaces.

At Quest Pest Management Inc., we have the highest success rate of complete elimination of Drain Flies with one treatment alone.

Prior to carrying out treatment for Drain Flies, we will do an inspection or survey of the property to determine the extent and scope of the infestation. In doing so, we will also obtain information from people present on site.