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Question DetailsAsked on 8/28/2013

how do i get rid of fruit flies or sewer flies?

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Hi,


The Fruit Fly and Drain Fly (Sewer Fly) are two separate and distinct flies and the treatment is totally different.


Drain flies lay their eggs in the gunk that builds up in the trap/elbow of the drains within our homes. This gunk naturally builds up over time were at the water level within the trap.


There are several enzyme based cleaners that can be poured into the drain and left over night that will over time eat away the gunk. We prefer to manually clean the drains using a brush that will fit the drain and reach the gunk. A simple method that may be effective is to pour dishwashing liquid around the entire drains making sure it coats the entire pipe. Do this over night. The soap coats the gunk and suffocates the eggs & larvae.


Fruit Flies are a simple sanitation issue. A deep cleaning of the kitchen using a putty knife to clean gunk from corners, cracks and crevices should be used. afterward the application of a enzyme based cleaner will help eat away anything missed.


During the cleaning look for any spots were water and gunk are accumulating such as broken tiles, missing tile grout, moldings that have pulled away from the wall and the crack between the molding and floor. All of these should be repaired and sealed.

Source: www.MagicExterminating.com

Answered 7 years ago by adeluca




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