Drain Flies are often referred to as Moth Flies due to the size and appearance of the wings which are bigger and more pronounced than the other flies in this category. Coming from drains where organic debris and water provide encouraging breeding points. Drain flies are not hard to control once a source point has been identified. However, consistent drain foaming and bioremediation applications are required to eliminate the source of the issue. The most effective solution to eliminating this pest is to understand how it occurs and to eliminate potential food or organic debris going down drains. Usually occurring during cleaning process when mops are run over drains. Preventative on site control measures such as mopping around drains instead of over drains provides immediately noticeable if not permanent results.
Commonly referred to as the Jumping Fly this pest is evidence of a serious issue at any home or business. Phorid flies could represent a break in plumbing, damaged grease trap, lacking attention to sanitation or damaged and unfixed tiles and floor grout. Phorid flies are easily identified by the “hunch back” look and can be seen almost hoping around points of harborage. Usually found around grease traps, damaged baseboards, and under bar service areas this fly is only controlled effectively by eliminating the source and no amount of pesticide will achieve that. Phorid Flies breed quickly and if left unaddressed can very rapidly lead to a serious health concern. Professional care is required to identify and eliminate source points.
Houseflies are very similar in preference to Red Eyed Fruit flies preferring early to no decomposition on food sources. They are found around windows, sinks, doors and in some cases can be found in light fixtures with Cluster Fly specimen. Found indoors and outdoors these flies are not terribly picky and can be seen with Blow Flies consuming the same food source should a more encouraging option not be available. Treatments for this pest require applications to exterior and interior windows and doors. Some heavy activity will require fogging to attic areas and a treatment at exterior refuse and compost areas will effectively discourage this intruder as well.