How can I control fungus gnats?
Fungus gnats need damp soil to breed. If you have a problem with fungus gnats, your house plants may be the cause. Often plants are too wet between waterings. Place stones at the bottom of the pot to help drain the soil. Also, letting your plants dry out completely between waterings reduces the chance of fungus gnats finding a good place to breed.
You can also use insecticidal soap as a soil drench. However, some plants react badly to the soap, so make sure you follow label instructions carefully.
What do sewer flies look like and where do they live?
You may see one of two types of sewer flies: the sewage fly and the little house fly.
The sewage fly is about two millimetres long and light tan in colour. The wings are lighter coloured and are mottled with black. It is moth-like in appearance. It lays its eggs in the scum lining of drains.
How can I control sewer flies?
Drains that need to be cleaned cause most household sewer fly problems. Scrubbing drains with a stiff brush often removes the scum lining. Garburators sometimes get a buildup of waste that can cause a problem. Take kitchen garbage out regularly to reduce the chance of sewer flies breeding in the garbage.
How can I control fruit flies?
You can control fruit flies by storing fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator rather than in on the counter. Also take your garbage out regularly.