Drain flies, often mistaken for fruit flies, are tiny dark insects covered with hairs that like to group around sinks and drains. They are born and breed in decay and filth, often found near drains because of the build up of sludge and muck inside the drain that makes a perfect feeding and breeding ground for drain flies.

Drain flies are not only a nuisance, but can also carry diseases that can be passed onto humans as well as trigger asthma when in large numbers.

Sydney’s Best Pest Control advises anyone who believes they have drain flies to take the drain fly test!

The Drain Fly Test

  • Thoroughly dry off all sinks, bathtubs, and floor drain areas, before going to bed.
  • Place a strip of clear sticky tape, sticky side down, across the center of each drain. Do not completely cover the drain opening.
  • Leave the sticky tape traps in place overnight or over the weekend if possible.
  • If you find flies stuck to the tape, you know that drain is one of the breeding areas for drain flies.

If you do not find flies, repeat the test for at least 4 more nights to provide for variations in the breeding cycle.

If you do find flies, give us a call on 1300 760 045 for step by step instructions on how to rid these pests from your home!