Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.
Drain flies are small, only about 1/8th of an inch long. They are very hairy and their wings are covered in fine hairs-almost moth like.
Drain flies develop in the scum lining drains and sewer lines or in decaying organic material. Larvae hide behind the scum, so treatments like boiling water, pesticides or other chemicals are ineffective. They can breed around broken pipes/drains beneath slabs or in crawl spaces. They can also enter buildings through floor cracks, etc.
Drain flies lay their eggs in scum lining drains and sewer lines or in decaying organic material. Larvae hide behind this scum.
Our drain cleaning services can help eliminate this problem.
Yes, they are attracted to light
Locate the breeding site and remove, if possible.
Remove larval habitat by using a hard bristle brush to remove the scum film from inside drains.
Use an enzyme drain cleanser to maintain drains free of organic film.
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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.
We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.
Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.
First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.
Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.
Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.