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A phorid fly is small and looks very similar to drain and fruit flies. However, these flies have a couple characteristics which distinguish them from the others. Phorid flies are nicknamed ‘hump-backed flies’, which is an easy indicator to the naked eye. Another trait that distinguishes phorid flies is that they choose to run away instead of fly away like other types of flies. They quite literally run their feet versus using their wings to fly away!
Phorid flies are most commonly associated with filth and lack of sanitation. You will find phorid flies in dirty kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, commercial facilities, and restaurants. Phorid flies breed in drains, cracks in grout, dirty mop buckets, old mops, under stoves, bars, and in any spilled sticky substance. Like drain flies, phorid flies do not require a chemical treatment.
Increasing proper sanitation in breeding areas is the key to successfully eradicating a phorid fly issue. Hogarth’s can also provide facilities with top grade cleaning agents. If you believe to have a phorid fly issue, please do not hesitate to call!