Have you seen small, moth-like gnat creatures flying around your drains? Bad news: you have a drain fly infestation. While they pose no threat to humans, they’re an awful nuisance, especially for those working in the food industry. Drain flies reproduce quickly, laying up to 300 eggs per 48 hours. In no time at all, you can end up with a nasty infestation. That’s why it’s so important to address this issue as quickly as possible! Here are 5 easy ways to address your drain fly problem as soon as possible. If you still feel overwhelmed, Environmental Biotech can give you a hand.
Tip #1: Boiling Water
Drain flies need cool, comfortable moisture to lay their eggs. They also need a steady food source of organic material to sustain themselves. Pouring boiling water down your drains can discourage drain flies from settling in. This is a very quick fix, and is more of a prevention technique. If your drain fly problem is extreme, boiling water will do little to help.
Tip #2: Vinegar Drain Fly Traps
Need a natural, set-it-and-forget-it kind of solution? Try combining water, dish soap, sugar, and apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Cover the bowl with saran wrap, poke a few holes, and wait for results. Flies will be attracted to the solution, but once they get in, they won’t be able to get back out. This will solve a small issue regarding a single drain, and might even capture a few fruit flies simultaneously.
Tip #3: Catch Organic Matter With a Fine Particle Strainer
Keeping organic material out of your drains in the first place is one of the best ways to get rid of drain flies. Using a Fine Particle Strainer can save your drains and your business by capturing 99% of food and organic debris before it goes down the drain. If you’re struggling with repeated clogs, you’ve got an issue with too much organic matter being washed into the pipes. The FPS keeps your pipes clean, and will eradicate your drain fly problem.
Tip #4: Eliminate Drain Fly Food Sources With Flow Fresh GEL
If you want to stay natural, but soap and vinegar aren’t doing the trick, you can move towards Flow Fresh GEL. This is a bio-enzymatic gel produced by Environmental Biotech, created specifically to improve drain flow. This product will wash away the bacterial food source drain flies use to sustain themselves. No more breeding grounds, no more drain flies.
Tip #5: Install a Proper Grease Trap System
While local mandates might have required you to use a grease trap, these systems aren’t always up to snuff. Environmental Biotech’s Grease Trap program is designed to deodorize and simplify your drainage system. As a byproduct, your drains will be free of flies, because you’ll be getting rid of their only food source and redirecting it away from your building.
Call Environmental Biotech International for more information about how you can rid your drains of drain flies!
Are you ready to take the next step towards clear and pest-free drains? Call Environmental Biotech to get started. We offer countless bio-enzymatic solutions for drain problems, urine odors, grease trap issues, and more. Our friendly, experienced staff is here to help you tackle your worst drain fly infestations.