Drain Flies

Drain Fly Identification Guide

Learn What Drain Flies Look Like

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Overview

What Are Drain Flies?

Drain flies are small flying insects that are attracted to and breed in the organic matter that builds up in sink drains, shower drains, floor drains and other places where decaying organic matter stands. These tiny flies show up seemingly overnight and can reproduce quickly. You will need to inspect the drain to be sure you have drain flies and not some other type of fly.


Size
Drain flies are typically 1/5 to 1/6 inch in length


Shape
  • Drain flies have 6 legs
  • Drain flies have one set of fuzzy wings
  • Drain flies have antenna
  • Drain flies appear to be tiny moths when viewed closely


Color
Drain flies are dark grey to black in color


Range
Drain flies are in every state of the US

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