I would like to know how to get rid of drain flies. I'm infested with them. Please help.
By Donna from Troy, OH
When I lived in the country I use to get the same. The best thing I found that worked was once in a while pouring a little bleach down the drain. I know it may not be good for the environment, but nothing else seemed to work.
How do you kill drain flies?
By Kacee from Crystal Lake, IL
The flies should disappear but if any remain, pour a mild bleach solution like 1 part bleach to 10 parts water into the drains slowly and let sit for a few hours before flushing with cold water.
I recommend doing the safe environmentally friendly and very effective cleaning first and once a month or so after that. It's really effective and while bleach will disinfect it won't scour the pipe walls and get rid of gunk like the baking soda mixture.
Any vinegar will do and don't worry, you won't be smelling vinegar in your kitchen when you're done. It will just be fresh and clean. (03/28/2009)
And here's the other: http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef615.asp
I hope these are helpful for your particular situation. (03/28/2009)