Winchester Pest Control
Winchester Pest Control

Winchester Pest Control

 Integrated Pest Management

 Telephone - 781-729-1893

Moth / Drain Flies
 The moth / drain fly common name comes from their body & wings being "fuzzy" or moth like in appearance, also from the common places they frequent or situations which represent typical breeding & developmental sites. These adult flies are about 1/16" to 1/4" in length; they have broadly oval wings and are usually gray to brownish - black in color.

 Adult females will usually lay 30 to 100 eggs, and at a normal room temperature the eggs will hatch in 32 to 48 hours. The larvae will feed on the algae, bacteria, fungi, sludge or gelatinous film that can be found in drains and similar areas. The developmental time (from egg to adult) is 7 to 28 days and the adults usually live for about 2 weeks.

 As a result of their small size they are sometimes able to penetrate through window & door screens. These flies are weak fliers and only fly for short distances. During the day they typically rest on vertical surfaces near drain or sink openings and their greatest time of activity is in the evening when they can be seen flying or hovering near drains.