Appearance and Size Facts
- Brown or black in color
- Their body and wings are densely covered with hairs, which gives them a fuzzy appearance
- Frequently mistaken for small moths since the wings are held roof-like over the body when at rest
- Common name is moth fly
- Size: Range from 1/6 to 1/4 inch in length
Behavior and Habitat of Drain Flies
Drain flies are often associated with drains and are common at sewage treatment facilities. They are weak fliers and often appear to be jumping or hopping. Flight and mating activities normally occur in the evening hours when they are attracted to lights. Each female can produce around 100 eggs and under optimum conditions development can be completed in about 2 weeks. Drain flies may be found around bathrooms or kitchen sinks. They are common around wet areas and can even breed in sink and bathroom drain traps, in spite of the hot water, soap, and other debris that flow through them.
Signs of Infestation of Drain Flies
Moth flies can be seen actively flying around sink drains in bathrooms and kitchens, or from garbage disposals. Flies will also be noticed on walls inside of the home, resting nearby the breeding site.
Tips for Prevention of Drain Flies
For drain fly management, contact a professional pest management company, such as Hulett Environmental Services, to remove the breeding material in the drain.
Drain Fly Gallery
Latest Pest & Termite Control News
Many homeowners wonder how often pest control should be done. Whether you are looking to prevent a re-infestation after treating your home or are looking to avoid a problem with pests from occurring in the first place, preventative maintenance is essential. A reputable pest control company will...Read More ›
While the summer months seem to be the peak of bug season, it's crucial to maintain proper pest control year-round so that for the fall and winter seasons your home remains protected. As the cooler months approach us here in South Florida, some pests may make their way into your home in an attempt...Read More ›
The beautiful warm and sunny weather in South Florida makes it one of the most desirable places to live and visit in the world. However, residents and tourists are not the only thing that love to visit the beaches and enjoy the outdoors in South Florida, so do the bugs....Read More ›