Sewer Flies and Issue?
What attracts sewer flies?
Breeding grounds can be identified in drains, septic tanks, sewers and soil that has been contaminated with sewage. Slimy layers and standing liquid in sewer components provide fungi, bacteria, algae, and other microorganisms for larvae to feed on. These larvae are resilient, can survive climatic shifts in temperature and capable of surviving in environments very low in oxygen. These flies can reproduce in 48 hours, causing quick developing infestation!
How do you prevent, and correct sewer fly issues indoors?
Cleaning toilets, drainpipes and traps will help eliminate breeding grounds for sewer fly larvae. Once you have cleaned and flush lines with hot water. We do not recommend using bleach, ammonia or strong chemicals to kill flies; using these products can kill off healthy bacteria in the septic system.