If you want to get rid of drain flies naturally, then you are at right place because I have some natural ways to get rid of drain flies. I have searched on this topic and found that many ways offer solutions, but they are not natural. So, unnatural ways can affect your health. Stay with me for natural ways.
Drain flies also called sink flies, filter flies, and sewer gnats are small flies with hairy bodies, and there are up to 2600 species of these flies. Most of them love to live in humidity. Generally, they can be found anywhere with humidity conditions. Usually, they are considered as harmless flies, but it is not in all senses because they may be harmful in some conditions.
The most dangerous or exciting fact about these species is that they complete their life cycle very quickly. Typically, they can complete their life cycle in 32 to 48 hours. So, if there are these flies at your home, then you should stop them from living at your home because they will increase in hours.
Mostly, they are not harmful, but you should be careful because they can be harmful in some situations. I will discuss these conditions in details later on. In this part, I want to tell you that you should take some steps to get rid of them. There are many ways to get rid of them, but I will discuss 10 ways to get rid of drain flies. Stay with me!
How to identify Drain Flies?
Before getting rid of these flies, you have to identify them because it is not possible to kill them without knowing about them. In the process of getting rid of drain flies, the first step is identification. You can find them on walls or near the ceiling of your roof. The new and working method to get rid of drain flies is to stick the sticky tape on the drains. This method will not allow them to come out from the drain. If you have identified the drains of drain flies, then it is straightforward to get rid of them by following the above method.
Why Should We Get Rid of Drain Flies?
A lot of people are still confused about the reasons behind getting rid. If you are also one of those confused people, then you don’t need to worry at all.
Some people think that they bite humans so that we should get rid of them. If you are thinking in the same way, then you are wrong, because they don’t bite humans. Even they don’t sting humans or animals as well.
Their noise is very frustrating and annoying. You will be disturbed during your work, job or eating something. So, it is necessary to prevent them and don’t allow them to grow in your place. If they grow at your place, it will not be easy for you to get rid of them.
Top 10 Ways to Get Rid of Drain Flies
As I already told you that there are many methods to get rid of drain flies. Some methods are natural, and some are unnatural. But I am going to discuss some natural ways because unnatural ways can leave some side effects on your health as well as your family. Before applying any method, I recommend that you should read all the instructions about applying that specific method.
Deal with the Root Source [Organic Material]
You will like or not, but it is sure that drain flies made a place to live in your homes because there is an organic material in your pipes. It is not good if there is an organic material in pipes at your home or place, but it is also a common phenomenon with the old pipes.
Now, the question is how to get rid of organic material from pipes. In my opinion, it is a root cause of the problem. So, if you are going to eliminate this root cause, then you will not feel any danger from these flies even in the future.
There are some steps you have to take to get rid of organic material from your pipes. Follow all the instructions step by step:
- First of all, you have to push a metal brush in the pipe. Push the force on the brush in the form of back and forth. Try to remove all the material from the pipes for the proper solution. Take it in your mind that brush length should be as long as the length of the pipe.
- After completing the first step successfully, you have to put the hot water in the pipe. It will make it easier for you to reduce the materials from the pipe.
I hope you have done all the steps correctly. If you have any question regarding the deal with the root cause, then you should discuss with me through the section of comments.
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Use of Vinegar
There are many uses of this material. Now, you should put it in the list of drain fly’s killer. There are many other materials in the market, but I am impressed with the result of this material. Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the best ways to get rid of drain flies, and there is no need to use dangerous materials.
The question is how to use this material at your place. Don’t worry! I have some simple and easy steps to use this material at your place:
- First of all, you have to put this material into the glass. In my opinion, ¼ part of the cup will work properly.
- Now, you have to cover the glass will open
- Some holes are needed in the plastic wrap. You can make these holes easily by using anything of metal.
- Now, put the glass near the drain.
Do you know it?
Drain flies have a lot of attraction for this material. After taking the smell of vinegar, they will fly towards the jar and will dive in it. You are have done it successfully.
Vinegar, Baking Soda, and Boiling Water
I have mentioned the way of getting rid of drain flies with the use of vinegar. There is another formula with the use of vinegar, baking soda and boiling water to get rid of drain flies. I hope you will also like this natural way. It will kill the drain flies and clear the drains as well.
There are two things required to make this formula. These two things or ingredients are:
- ½ cup baking soda
- 1 cup vinegar
First of all, you have to put the soda in the drain slowly. After putting the soda in the drain, put vinegar gradually. You will see the generation of bubbles in the drain. Don’t worry! Keep doing your task for the proper results. Keep doing with the breaks for 1 hour. I hope you will clean the drain completely.
The Bleach Method
I have mentioned some methods with the vinegar, but if there is no vinegar available for you easily or you are looking for a more effective and stronger method, then you don’t need to worry because I have an alternative for you to get rid of drain flies. This alternative is known as the bleach method.
Again, you have to follow some simple and easy instructions for better results. Let’s talk about these instructions:
- First of all, you have to mix one part of bleach in 10 parts of the water.
- Put this mixture in pipes.
- do anything for a few hours with the mixture and leave it.
- Now, flush the pipes with cold water.
The method is stronger as compared to previous methods. But there is a drawback of that method. In my opinion, it will not scour the pipes as the baking soda and vinegar,but you should remember that it is another natural method. There are many other methods, stay with me!
If there are some drain flies in your home, then it is easy to get rid of them as compared to the flies in working place. The shampoo, soup, and many other things can stick in the pipes that can be a significant cause of drain flies at your home.
Now, the question is straightforward about how to get rid of these flies from the shower. The answer to this question is also straightforward.
InVade Bio Drain Gel is the best gel to get rid of drain flies from the shower. Some people may think that it is an unnatural way or gel. If you are thinking in the same way, then you should know that it is not an unnatural way but the components used in this gel as material are natural.
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Moreover, there are no side effects of this gel to use at your home. Just, put the gel into the drains correctly to get fast results.
Kill Drains in RVs
It can be a challenge to kill drain flies in RVs, but you don’t need to worry if you are facing this challenge because there is nothing impossible. I have found a specific gel to kill drains in RVs. Let’s talk about this gel.
Bio-Clean is a popular method to get rid of drains in RVs. It is a readymade product so, some people may think that it is an unnatural way or gel. If you are thinking in the same way, then you should know that it is not an unnatural way but the components used in this gel as material are natural. So, there is no risk of using this method at your home or workplace. You need to put it in drains, lines under the beds and in the pipes for the practical results.
Get Rid of Flies in Restaurant
If you are looking for a method to get rid of drain flies in the restaurants, then you should remember that it is different to get rid of drain flies from home and restaurant. You can use any method in your home, but you should use a method in the restaurant that may not disturb your customers. So, you should use any gel to get rid of drain flies.
Shoo-Fly Professional Drain and Grease Trap
It is one of the best profession ways to get rid of drain flies. If you think that it is not a natural way, then you are wrong. I have researched a lot on this method and found that it is one of the best natural and profession ways. Let’s talk about the process to use this method in your working place:
First of all, you should know that it is a gel that is readymade with natural ingredients. The use of this product is straightforward. After the identification of drains in your working place, you have to put this gel in the drains.
Moreover, you can also put it in the pipes. But you should leave the pipes without water after putting this gel. There should be a gap of a few hours after putting the gel in pipes.
As I already told, prevention is better than a cure. If you don’t focus on the prevention, then it is not possible to get rid of drain flies by following any method. So, you have to understand the root of the problem for prevention. In my opinion, the pipes in your home in the kitchen, washrooms, baths are the real root cause.
So, if you are successful in cleaning your pipes, then the drain flies will not love to live at your place because they love to live in a place where pipes have organic material. Do you know it? Organic material can occur due to washing pots, shampoos, soups, etc.
FAST FLOW 3-in-1 Solution
It is one of the best solutions to get rid of drain flies. In my opinion, it is the 3 in 1 solution that will work for you as a cleaner, killer and maintaining the situation of pipes.
I have experienced some of the methods mentioned above. All these methods have worked for me. Now, it’s your turn to get rid of drain flies. For any queries related to drain flies, you can leave a comment below. I will try to address your query as soon as possible. Thanks for visiting!