Phorid flies are often found in damp wet areas such as drains and decaying matter.
Phorid flies are small flies up to an 1/8th of an inch in length including the wings. They are usually tan to dark brown in color. Key feature is the severe arch or humpback shape of its thorax compared with its small head thus giving it the nick name humpback fly. Phorid flies are often confused with fruit flies which are known for their red eyes.
Moth flies are also called Drain flies because they often breed in drains.
Drain flies are about 1/13th of an inch long with a light tan colored body. The body and wings are covered with long hairs which give the fly a moth like appearance.
Control involves locating the source of the problem first, then if needed, a chemical application can be applied to help knock down the adults. Depending on the location and type of infestation an IGR (insect growth regulator) can be used to prevent future generations.
Our treatments can vary greatly depending on the type of situation we are dealing with. It’s best to give us a call or email and set up a free inspection to determine the best course of action.