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Are they flies or gnats or tiny moths? And why are they in my bathroom!?
Before you call pest control, you should try and see for yourself if these are possibly drain flies, as there might be a deeper issue.
Drain flies are small, about 1/8 inch. The key identifier is the pattern on their wings. Drain flies have a unique pattern of the veins in its wings. They are usually found around drains.
Drain flies breed in drains, sewers, septic tanks and soil that has been contaminated. They bring with them more than a hundred bacteria including salmonella, staphylococcus, dysentery and collibacilli. Though drain flies are not reported to transmit any diseases to humans, they are capable of contaminating food as they originate from a filthy source. Not only are drain flies disgusting, but they are also a nuisance.
Drain flies can indicate some sort of plumbing issue. Some plumbing issues include, but are not limited to:
It’s important to keep an eye on your drains and pipes and ensure they are kept clean on a regular basis. Regular maintenance from a professional plumbing company can help you avoid issues like drain flies or bigger issues such as having to replace a shower pan.by