What causes drain flies?

What causes drain flies? Stagnant pools of water, particularly in pipes and other drainage areas, attract drain flies. These small, gnat-like insects feed on and breed in sewage. Organic material can build up along the side of drains quickly, welcoming drain flies to eat and reproduce.

How do you get rid of drain flies fast?

Pour in 1/2 cup of salt and 1/2 cup of baking soda plus a cup of white vinegar. Allow it to work its magic overnight then flush the drain with hot or boiling water the next morning. This will sanitize the drain and kill the flies and their eggs.

Will bleach kill gnats in drain?

If some hover near the surface of the drain, try this trick to get rid of the gnats: Dilute some bleach with water, and then pour it down the drain. One-half cup of bleach to one gallon of water should be enough. Repeat as needed until you don’t see any gnats.

How do you stop drain flies?

Drain flies can be prevented by making sure drains are kept clean and seldom used drains are kept covered. Use drain cleaner gel once a week to keep organic matter from gathering in drains. Drain gel should be applied when the drain will not be used for several hours, usually at bedtime.

How long does it take to get rid of drain flies?

When to call a professional exterminator to treat drain flies. A drain fly infestation shouldn’t last for more than 20 days. If you’ve tried to remove drain flies by yourself with the steps above on all of your drains and flies are still noticeable in your home, a professional exterminator might be your best option.

How does Home Depot get rid of drain flies?

Product Overview
  1. Clings to the drainpipes to eliminate drain fly infestation.
  2. Made using non-caustic natural citronella oil.
  3. Simply pour the liquid into the drain for easy application.