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How To Keep Bugs & Pests Out of Your Sewer Line

Image of a cockroach on a white tile floor.Bugs and other pests from the sewer line are a nightmare for Florida homeowners. If you notice bugs coming from your sewer line, you must address the problem quickly before it becomes an infestation.

Pests like cockroaches and drain flies commonly live in sewer lines because they provide a safe and moist home where they can lay eggs.

You can take several steps to ensure your drains stay free of bugs and pests.

Why Are There Pests in My Sewer Line?

While your sewer line may be one of the last places you’d like to call home, it’s a comfortable, safe space for pests. Sewer lines offer protection from the weather and other potentially harmful threats, making it a preferred nesting location. Many pests look for damp areas to lay their eggs.

Drains and sewer lines also provide bugs and pests with an endless food source. From your kitchen waste to your bathroom waste, pests love feeding on what you flush down your drains.

How To Get Rid of Drain Flies

Drain flies are a common sewer line pest. They can be found in kitchens and bathrooms and center around your sink. Gray and fuzzy drain flies feed on the organic sludge that can accumulate in your drains. They lay their eggs in the drain, and the adults climb out.

To get rid of them, remove the built-up food source by:

  • Dropping an enzyme cleaner into the drain
  • Slowly pour boiling water down the drain
  • Using bristle brush drain scrubbers to clean out the sludge

You may need more than one application to kill the drain flies completely.

Keep Roaches Out of Your Sewer Line

If you see roaches crawling out of your drains like a scene from a horror movie, then you want a plan to keep them out. The most important step is to make your home as uninviting as possible. Keep your drain clean from anything the roaches could eat.

Several types of bait and poison can help eliminate your problem if you have sewer roaches. You can also rely on professionals to help you get rid of them. They’ll thoroughly inspect and create a strategic plan to eliminate the problem.

Keep in mind that the sooner you act, the easier it will be to eliminate sewer roaches. Don’t wait to call a professional plumbing company if you see them.

Sewer Line Inspection & Cleaning in Panama City, FL

If you’d rather leave your sewer line cleaning to professionals – we don’t blame you – Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical is here to help. Our friendly and well-trained technicians will take care of your sewer lines.

We offer a full range of sewer line services, including:

Contact us at (850) 872-1004 for professional plumbing services in the Panhandle.



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