Please telle how to get rid of these drain flies...not sure what else to call...

Asked July 6, 2015, 6:49 PM EDT

Please telle how to get rid of these drain flies...not sure what else to call them. We have bombed the house..put bleach and ammonia in drains consistently..do not leave food or wet sponges out..don't know what else to do.

Paulding County Ohio drain flies

1 Response

Hello from OSU Extension. I was not able to clearly identify the insect based on the sample that was submitted. As I tried to zoom in, it became to pixilated.

Here is a our factsheet regarding drain flies. They can be difficult to control once established and will likely take multiple attempts as there are different stages at the same time.

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/pdf/0041-14.pdf

If you have additional questions, please let me know. Good luck and stick with it and find the source and/or area that they are drawn to.

Amy