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Drain Fly Prevention Tips

To wrap up our conversation about drain flies—and to prepare for next week’s introduction of Epcon Lane’s new drain cleaning service—we offer these tips from the pest management community.

These are the areas most likely to host breeding:

  • Drains
  • Refrigerator
  • Trash cans
  • Plants and soil
  • Water lines

To avoid a drain fly or fruit fly problem, we suggest these best practices:

  • Empty mop buckets after cleaning.
  • Hang mops upright to dry.
  • Eliminate standing water.
  • Repair leaking pipes and water lines.
  • Inspect perishables for decomposition.
  • Discard over ripe produce.
  • Eliminate moisture when possible.
  • Repair loose floor tiles.
  • Wash trash bins and recycle bins.
  • Reported slow drains to management immediately.
  • Clean drains every month with a stiff bristle wire brush. Flush with enzyme base drain cleaner.
  • Fans can minimize moisture and lessen breeding by maintaining air movement.

Come back Monday morning to read the specifics about Epcon Lane’s new drain cleaning service.