Drain Flies

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Drain Flies

Taxonomy Of Drain Flies: Insects (Insecta) » Flies (Diptera) » "Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera) » Psychodomorpha » Moth Flies and Sand Flies (Psychodidae) » Moth Flies (Psychodinae) » Paramormiini » Clogmia » Filter Fly (Clogmia albipunctata)

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Overview Of Drain Fly
The drain fly, a member of the Psychodidae family, is a very micro sized insect that is only seen in homes whenever a drain is backed up or when the pipe has collected a lot of debris. They don't hurt anyone but are mainly a nuisance in the worst places, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Insects tell us a lot about the weaknesses of our homes and it's the same with the drain fly. The drain fly can detect when there is the backup or a lot of food in pipes and therefore dives in to get his next meal. When this happens, you'll see them hovering over the drains in which they're dwelling. We have ran experiments on these situations and have found that in fact that these insects are not that hard to stop. By simply pouring hot water and then bleach in the drains in that room, it will help reduce the number tremendously. Also, try unclogging the drains, this will remove the debris in which the drain fly is eating.