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Drain (Moth) Fly

Drain (Moth) Fly

Drain (Moth) Fly

Psychoda alternata

Color:  Light gray or tan body and lighter colored wings. Both the body and the wings are densely covered with long hairs that give the body a fuzzy appearance. When at rest, the wings are folded over the body in a characteristics roof like manner.

Size: 1/16-inch long. 

Around drains, sewers, damp places.

They are poor fliers and are commonly seen walking or running on walls and other resting surfaces. When they do fly, their flight covers only a few feet and is in short, jerky lines characteristics of these flies. During the day, the adults rest in shaded areas, walls near plumbing fixtures, or on the sides of tubs and showers. Most of their activity occurs during the evening, when they may be seen hovering around drains and sinks.

Organic sediment, decaying vegetation.

Nuisance.

Sanitation and habitat elimination are the keys to managing this group of flies. Damp organic matter in and around drains, sinks, bathing areas, mop closets, washing machines, potted plants, and so forth needs to be cleaned up, since it serves as a breeding source for these flies.

The management of Drain flies breeding in sewage plant filters requires special attention, since the use of insecticides in these areas is not approved. The techniques include keeping weeds and grass mowed around the sewage plant so that adults will be forced to rest on surfaces such as walls, where residual sprays can be used. In homes, breeding sites in sinks and floor drain can often be eliminated by means of caustic drain cleaners available for home use.

MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS AND TREATMENT FOR Drain (Moth) Fly CONTROL

Pests need food, water, and shelter. Often the problem may be solved just by removing these key items. Before even thinking about chemical pest control, it is important to be aware of Pest’s Conducive conditions & It’s Recommendations.

Pesticides can be purchased in many different forms, each form has specific uses and application methods The pesticide application method you choose depends on the nature and habits of the target pest, the properties of the pesticide, the suitability of the application equipment, and the cost and efficiency of alternative methods. Your choice is often predetermined by one or more of these factors. Follow label directions for volume recommendations and application rates based on the pest to be controlled and utilize appropriate application tips on equipment. , these application methods are for informational purposes only. To know specific applications method/s for the product you buy, please refer actual packages for complete Label Verbiage.

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