Drain flies, garbage flies, sewer flies, fruit flies – all are often quite similar in their choices of breeding grounds and food sources. And, they can make your home life miserable, contaminating food contact surfaces and ruining food.
Flies live off of moisture, organic matter and any kind of fermenting material. You can keep your countertops clean and keep all food in the refrigerator, but still have a problem with fruit flies.
What many people don’t know, however, is that these flies particularly like your drains. They thrive in your drains, where organic material accumulates and moisture preserves the eggs. Bacteria and germs also breed in your drains. All of these contaminants stick to the furry legs, bodies, and wings of fruit and drain flies, and are distributed on your food preparation surfaces. And, yes, even on your food.
You can use chemical poisons to kill fruit flies, drain flies, and the other flies that may swarm in your home. However, those chemicals are not always the best choice. They are not always safe for humans, meaning that you have to leave the house for a few hours after application. You may also have to remove pets for a while. In addition, you have to thoroughly clean your counter tops afterward to keep the chemical out of your food.
Chemicals also smell bad, often triggering allergic reactions in the people who live in the house. Even eco-friendly chemicals have their own drawback – they are not always effective.
Another problem with chemicals is that, while they kill adult flies, they don’t kill the eggs. Those eggs are safely tucked into the organic material in your drains. The chemicals get washed away, and the eggs are free to hatch, starting the reproductive cycle all over again.
You can, however, use steam treatment to get rid of drain flies and fruit flies. With our patent pending steamer, we can seal up your drain and inject high temperature steam into your drains. This kills the flies in all stages of reproduction. Even the eggs are destroyed, and there is no chemical smell or danger.
This is a safe, eco-friendly method of killing fruit flies and drain flies. Call us today to purchase your own steamer, or to schedule an appointment with us. We’ll come and steam treat your drains, killing all of the flies and eggs that are living and breeding in your drains. You can trust us to use this safe, effective method on all of your drains, eliminating the flies that have migrated to your home.