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    08-27-2013, 07:09 PM
Fruit Flies Out Of Control

I don't know what it is, but the fruit flies in my house are so bad. They're in the kitchen, they're in the bathroom, they're in the living room, they're in the basement, they're in my room. I wash the dishes everyday, even when there are barely any to wash. There are traps all over the house (made out of jars, saran wrap, and apple cider vinegar) but they're still really bad. Is there anything that will get rid of them? Besides waiting until winter for them to die off ...
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    08-27-2013, 07:45 PM
Make sure there is nothing in trash cans for them. And take trash out often.
Pour a little bleach into the drains, and leave it there.
    08-27-2013, 08:26 PM
Try using a little cheap wine instead of acv, we've found it works better to get the buggers
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    08-27-2013, 09:55 PM
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They have a very short life cycle, once you find the fruit where they are laying their eggs they'll be gone in days.
    08-27-2013, 10:23 PM
I float the end slice off an orange or lemon in a small container of water to which a drop of dish detergent has been added. The slice needs to be dunked a few times then set the container out of the way. The flies are attracted to the fruit. The detergent makes the water slippery so there's no surface tension and the flies drown. Household garbage is removed daily. Keep it in a container with a lid and carry the whole works outside before uncapping.
    09-01-2013, 01:58 PM
My friend thought she had fruit flies and tried everything to get rid of them, but to no avail. They were laying eggs in the soil of her houseplants. She got rid of the houseplants and viola! No more "fruit flies." But, it turns out, they were actually fungus gnats, and there are several different ways of getting rid of them that would have saved her houseplants. So sad... she had "Bob" (yes, a named houseplant) for 17 years. :( So be sure you know what you're dealing with, as they may not even be fruit flies, and thus not attracted to fruit fly traps. Hope you get it sorted out!
    09-02-2013, 12:16 PM
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Do you have houseplants?

If so, poison soil of the plants with fly poison (available at stores at least here). For avoiding possible worms, some sources say let suraface of the soil dry up for a while which should prevent possible worms of flies to eclose. I think that you can also repeat poisoning after for a while so you can kill the possible next generation if it ecloses, after all.

Be sure that you keep banana peels and other fruit peels in closed plastic bag before taking them out of your house.

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