Everyone wants a bug-free home so seeing little black bugs crawling out of your drain can be very disturbing. These bugs, known as drain flies, are attracted to organic matter that may be stuck inside of your pipes. They also, unfortunately, breed inside of your pipes, making the situation even worse.
Before you completely freak out and start calling all the plumbing services in Lake Charles, Louisiana, we have good news. It’s relatively easy to get rid of these pests! There are a couple of different ways to get rid of them, but the first thing you’ll want to do is to figure out exactly which drains the bugs are coming from.
Once you’ve figured out which drains have an infestation, pour hot water down the drains. The hot water does two things. It kills a lot of the drain flies as well as their larvae and alerts you to whether the drain is clogged (if the water doesn’t go down fast). If the drain is clogged, you could try to unclog it yourself or you could investigate some great plumbing services in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
You can also pour some vinegar or some household cleaners (don’t mix them) down the drain to kill any remaining bugs and bug babies. You don’t need to pour a lot–one cup should do the trick. Once you’ve rid yourself of the drain flies, taking preventative measures can keep them from coming back and re-infesting your drains.
Make sure you keep your drains clean and unclogged. Check them on a regular basis. You don’t want to constantly pour household chemicals down your drain because it could mess up your septic system, so drain covers might be a good idea. These preventative measures can help keep your drain free of those pesky drain flies and help you keep your sanity!
Call us at All Star Plumbing to learn more.