#1443556976 Found Inside Irmo, SC Home

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This Bug Identified By:

Eric Eaton

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Bug Identified As:

Scuttle fly, Megaselia scalaris


This is an extremely common and widespread insect that breeds in decaying organic matter. Flush the garbage disposal in your sink, and otherwise sterilize working surfaces in the kitchen. Risk of health issues is remote, but these flies mean that something is rotten somewhere.


Inside Irmo, SC Home

Is the bug harmful?: no

Can it infest into your home?: yes

What should I do about this bug?:

Clean the kitchen thoroughly, dispose of any food that appears to be spoiling or fermenting.