Filter fly
(Psychodidae)

Introduction

Filter fly or Drain fly are usually found breeding where rotten organic material can be found. More of a nuisance fly than anything. Most likely to start seeing them coming from bathroom/kitchen sinks.

Description

Grey/brownish in colour
Scales on the wings make them moth-like in appearance

Biology

Eggs laid in rotten organic material
Larvae hatch within 48 hours, Pupation in days, The average life span of 2-5 days

Food

Filter fly will feed on organic rotten food in drains and pipes

Habitat

Filter will live in and around drain pipes, the overflow

Reasons for control

Nuisance:

Food safety:

Detecting an infestation

Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.
If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Droppings

Know your options

Do It Yourself

Let us not play around, doing it yourself is not always easy. But it can be cost-effective even if you end up hiring someone else to complete the job. If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Pest Control Company

In truth, most pest companies give a good image of themselves and do a good job. Like any industry, you will get your good companies and not so good. Like any trade, we would suggest someone who comes recommended. Failing that, you can search through our directory to find a registered pest control company. These will be licenced pest controllers that go by a standard of guidelines. You can find their address here and much more at our website: http://baitpoint.co.uk

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