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Sewer fly control
Sewer fly control is best left to a professional. Although sewer flies (also known as toilet moth clogmia) almost always cause a nuisance, they perform a useful role, speeding up the decomposition of organic material. Stront flies live off feces and dead animals, and these are also where they are commonly found and where they lay their eggs. There are numerous species of flies, including the sewer fly. As the name suggests, these tiny flies are mostly found in sewers. At home, they can also bother you considerably if you have problems with your sewer or drain pipes. You will find them mostly around the toilet, shower drain and sink drain. Because these flies live on sewer fungi, they can spread harmful bacteria easily. It is therefore necessary to control sewer flies.
Sewer fly nuisance? These are the main symptoms:
Sewer flies, also known as moth flies are very small, ranging from about 1 to 5 millimeters and, due to their small size, seem harmless. Yet they are not, as their favorite place is the sewers where they feed on organic waste, the sewer flies. When they come out of the sewer and enter your home through the sink, for example, they can take these sewer fungi with them. The sewer flies will not sting or bite humans themselves, but they do bring harmful sewer bacteria with them. This can be especially harmful to your health if there are large numbers of sewer flies. Fighting them yourself sewer flies does not happen overnight and takes time. If you have a lot of problems with these sewer flies, hiring a pest controller is recommended. They can then properly control the sewer flies.
Where do sewer flies come from?
Sewer flies are found all over the world, and therefore there is no particular location where sewer flies originate. Sewer flies feel at home in sewers and pipes where they feed on organic material. In the sludge layer of the sewer, sewer flies lay their eggs. When the eggs hatch then the newly hatched sewer flies can move quickly through the home. Sewers are normally cool and dark so this is excellent for sewer flies to survive. Thus, unlike house flies, it is not that you only encounter them in warm weather. It is precisely when it is cooler in the house that you run the risk of them spreading further into the home. Therefore, when there are large numbers of sewer flies, sewer fly control is absolutely necessary to prevent further sewer bacteria from entering your home.
What not to do:
What you should especially not do is let things run their course. Encountering a sewer fly is always possible, but if you are frequently bothered by many sewer flies, this could be a sign that something is wrong with your sewer or pipes. It is then important to find out what is wrong. Of course, you can use an anti-fly repellent to remove the sewer flies in your home, but it is not very useful, because there are probably many more sewer flies flying around in your pipes. So sewer fly control doesn’t start with sewer fly control that only occurs around your drains, but much deeper into the sewer.
What can you do?
So sewer fly control is not a matter of dealing with the flies themselves, but investigating cracks or leaks in your sewer or drain lines. This is, in fact, the problem of sewer flies in your home. It is therefore wise to call in a sewer expert and look for the leak or blockage. Only when this is solved will the problem with sewer flies also be solved.
How to prevent sewer flies
Preventing sewer flies from entering your sewer is virtually impossible. However, it is possible to keep them out of your home. So if you have a blockage or you are aware of a leak in a pipe or sewer, you should address it as soon as possible. If you still have an older home where the sewer is connected to a septic tank, then it is important to empty it regularly and on time. The septic tank will be a major source of sewer flies. Having this emptied and cleaned annually will minimize the nuisance of sewer flies.
Controlling sewer flies? Follow these 5 tips:
Control your sewer and drain lines regularly for leaks. If you experience a lot of sewer fly nuisance at any time, this is a sign that something is wrong. Do not ignore this.
Have your septic tank emptied and cleaned annually.
Prevent clogged pipes by not flushing material through your pipes that can cause clogs.
Don’t leave organic material open and exposed in your home. This not only attracts sewer flies, but also other types of flies and pests.
If there is a major nuisance, it is best to call in a professional pest controller who can expertly control sewer flies.
Sewer fly removal?
See what a sewer fly looks like below. Do you have it in your home? Then it’s time to call in the unpredator.
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