ALSO KNOWN AS PHORID FLIES, FILTH FLY, SEWER FLY, DRAIN FLY, VINEGAR FLIES
We’ve all seen them, those pesky gnat type flies that hover over you food or drinks in a restaurant or sports bar. Most likely this is the pest that is bothering you. This fly gets its name from the humpbacked profile when viewed from the side.
Adult humpback flies can be found in unsanitary places. They can transport various disease-causing organisms to food materials. They can even be found in human corpses in morgues, mortuaries, and mausoleums. This fly is a great concern in health-care facilities because of their unsanitary habits, and because larvae have been found in open wounds of patients.
The larvae breed in a wide variety of moist decaying organic matter which includes dung, fungi, and decaying plant material. In offices, overwatered potted plants are often the source. They also have been found in unusual places including a tin of boot polish, a pot of glue paint, and a bucket of animal-based glue.
The key to eliminating Humpback Flies is to find their breeding sources, all of them, and removing the organic material in drains, under refrigeration equipment, remove slabs for broken pipes under slabs and repair, residual pesticides are rarely if ever required for the control of phorid flies (humpback flies), but after breeding sources have been removed, a non residual pesticide can be used to kill the adults present.
If you’re finding small flies being a nuisance in your kitchen, bath, or your restaurant you most likely have Humpback Flies (Phorid Flies). Don’t be annoyed anymore; call, 239-454-4300, Collier Pest Control, Southwest Florida’s Pest Authority including Naples, Fort Myers, for a complete explanation on any of our services. Remember Florida does not have to be shared with insects.