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October 15th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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We get these things in our house and it drives me crazy. We went out of town for a few days and when we came home yesterday, they were everywhere. Really bad in the bathrooms. Anyone have any advice on how to get rid of them? I don't leave food out and i try to keep the trash taken our regularly.
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October 15th, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Ugh they were such a problem in San Diego for us. I forget how we finally got rid of them. I think it's apple cider vinegar that attracts them but I can't remember 100%.
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October 15th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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We had a fly problem once and I realized there was some gunk on the underside of our flip top kitchen trash pail and they were breeding there it looked like sticky little rice kernels. I washed the heck out of it and it fixed it. I recommend going on a deep search for random nooks and crannies. Maybe a LO threw a piece of fruit or something under a piece of furniture or in the corner somewhere.
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October 15th, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Ours ended up being bananas. We left them on the counter.
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October 15th, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Bananas are the main culprit in our house. I've trapped them in a wine bottle before. If there is a little wine at the bottom, they fly in but can't figure out how to get out. Try pouring a little bleach down the drains in the bathroom
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October 16th, 2013, 06:28 AM
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We've got a major problem with them right now. I've got little fruit fly traps in every room. Just a shallow bowl with a tablespoon or so of wine and a squirt of dish soap. The fruit flies are attracted to the smell and drown themselves in it. I'm changing the traps daily and there are tons of dead flies. I keep telling my parents that they need to put their produce away until the fruit fly problem is rectified, and that they need a compost bin with a lid, not just an open bowl on the counter. But since they don't listen to me, we'll keep dealing with the fruit flies.
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October 16th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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Bleach down all the drains in the house, wash your fruit in vinegar water (1C to 1Gal) when you bring it home... We just had a ton of them from a bag of Apples I had bought last week. I HATE flies!
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