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Old 07-13-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: SC
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I have seen a few of these in my house this season... Can anyone identify them?

They are:
  • Small: No bigger than 5mm square
  • Color: Black
  • Wings: Rounded, Black
  • Sound: Silent
  • Speed: slow to react - easy to kill when landed

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Old 07-13-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Drain, or sewer fly.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drain_fly
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: SC
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I read the post, it immediately made me think of the 3rd bath in my house that I stopped using a while ago... The shower trap there must have been emptied (evaporation). Thanks...

BTW, I have been looking over the web for "fly" pics but did not find this. How did you find it so fast?
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:49 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I read the post, it immediately made me think of the 3rd bath in my house that I stopped using a while ago... The shower trap there must have been emptied (evaporation). Thanks...

BTW, I have been looking over the web for "fly" pics but did not find this. How did you find it so fast?
I take care of a 35 bed drug and alcohol crisis center. Not uncommon to see them here, especially around floor drains.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: NC
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If you have potted plants that are kept fairly wet they may be fungus gnats. Annoying but not harmful.
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