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To get rid of flies indoors, eliminate their breeding ground
To get rid of flies indoors, eliminate their breeding ground

For months we have had flies in our home about the size of fruit flies but more boxy looking. Neither fumigation nor large amounts of gunk-digesting gel and bleach down the drain have eradicated them. We have looked in vain for rotting food sources harboring them. Suggestions? Your description could be a fly that breeds in wet, rotting material such as drain gunk — possibly a drain fly or sewer fly. Check the fly publication on the Home and Garden Information Center website for better identification. More than one application of gunk-digesting gel may be required to clean drains. Bleach and fumigation will not help. You can also try pouring boiling water down drains twice a week...

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