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Hopeful2BMommy October 15th, 2013 02:44 PM

OT: fruit flies/ gnats?
 
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.

navywifey2003 October 15th, 2013 03:02 PM

Re: OT: fruit flies/ gnats?
 
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%.

shen7 October 15th, 2013 04:59 PM

Re: OT: fruit flies/ gnats?
 
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 :sick: 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.

navywifey2003 October 15th, 2013 05:08 PM

Re: OT: fruit flies/ gnats?
 
Ours ended up being bananas. We left them on the counter.

QueenCrafty October 15th, 2013 05:19 PM

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

Joanne Nicole October 16th, 2013 05:28 AM

Re: OT: fruit flies/ gnats?
 
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.

lhug_nar October 16th, 2013 12:11 PM

Re: OT: fruit flies/ gnats?
 
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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