Light flies

Dealing with Light Flies that enters your vicinity

Light flies are the flies that get attracted by light and are particularly found in kitchens and bathrooms. They are harmless yet shouldn’t enter your home else you might need to stay in the dark. Effective dealing with the expert guidance of the Meridian pest control team is important in this case. With this blog learn about what these flies are and how effectively you can deal with them with or without any professional coming to your place.  

Light Flies

Light flies

Light flies

Light flies are around 1/8 inch in length and have fuzzy moth-like wings. They are grey or black and rest in walls usually. The flies are generated and lay their eggs in decaying organic matter which are found in sewage systems and other damp areas.

How to deal with it?

Find the area: 

Understand the place they are coming from. Common places are kitchen sinks, shower stalls, bathroom drains, soap scum, hair remains, or any place where there is light and moisture.

Clean the area: 

Keep the area clean. It is recommended that you use a stiff drain brush or pipe cleaner. It is important to clean inside pipes and drains to remove biofilm and organic buildup.

Tip 1: If you are facing trouble in clearing up the drain pipe, use one cup of baking soda and one cup of vinegar. Allow it to sit for a few hours or keep it overnight before flushing.

Tip 2: To kill larvae and wash away debris in the pipe you can also use boiling water.

Moisture Levels: 

Check for the leakage in home. Find leaking pipes, or faucets. They increase the humidity level in the home.

Tip 1: Keep your home ventilated, especially bathroom and kitchen areas. It is highly recommended to use exhaust fans to decrease moisture.

Tip 2: You can also use dehumidifiers to keep high-humidity areas dry and free from any moisture.


A one-time cleaning and keeping a watch isn’t going to work. You have to maintain a proper routine for cleaning the areas, sinks, and moisture. Make sure your windows, doors, and plumbing fixtures are sealed properly if you are not in that area of your house.

Support from Professionals: 

You can also hire the pest control team who will take care of the situation and address the root cause of the infestation effectively.


Dealing with light flies is a systematic approach else you might end up accepting the fact that flies will come. To conclude, identify the breeding source, follow a thorough cleaning process, and clean the spots below the lights.

By doing all the possible ways you can reduce the chances of flies entering your home by lights. Nevertheless, if the same thing is happening again, it is advised to consult the professional pest control service.