Drain Flies in North Jersey
Drain Fly Habitat
Drain flies thrive in muck that builds up in areas like sewage lagoons, septic tanks, moist compost, and unclean garbage containers. They breed in drains in sinks or bathtubs, tree holes, rain barrels, moist organic matter, or birds’ nests that have accumulated fecal matter. Damp or stagnant water with slimy film is an ideal breeding ground for the drain fly. Inside buildings, drain flies can often be found on glass windows, doors, lamps, and other sources of indoor lighting.
Drain Fly Behaviors, Threats, or Dangers
Drain flies don’t bite people, but due to their tendency to hang out in unsanitary environments they can spread diseases. Like all flies, they can also easily become a nuisance if trapped in your home. If you have a blocked drain, your risk of drain fly infestation becomes higher. Bathroom drains are the most common type of drain. Drain flies are not strong fliers. They can often be seen crawling on surfaces and walls.
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