What’s those Flies In The Bathroom?

Image by Semevent from Pixabay

Have you been curious on what those moth-like flies are hanging around the drains in your bathroom.

What is the real name of these flies?

Psychodidae, or commonly called drain flies, sewer flies, filter flies, sewer gnats. ( they do BITE…)

Why are they in the bathroom, sometimes in the kitchen?

Drain pipes are a breeding ground for these flies. Eventually, they make their way up the pipes and fly around the bathroom.

These flies, love stagnant water and the organic material that build up along the sides of the pipe. I have especially, noticed them  during the warm months.

How to get rid of them..

Simplest way to get rid of them is by pouring boiling water down the drain once of twice a week.

Another option is: 1/2 cup of baking soda, with a 1/2 cup of vinegar. Pouring the baking soda in first, slowly pouring the vinegar into the drain on top of the baking soda. Cover the drain and let the solution sit for about 20 minutes. Afterwards, pour boiling water down the drain.



Free Estimate PDF

Let's clean house!

Call 203-710-3188 today!

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Posts by Category



In 1986, I started my cleaning business. I put one ad in the local newspaper and, within one day, I had received over twenty calls. I have always been passionate about using safe natural cleaning products and finding useful ways of creating a sustainable environment. I do my part by using natural cleaning products to clean my clients' homes. But don’t take my word for it. Read my testimonials and then give me a call at 203-710-3188.