I have fruit flies not only on my fruit bowl but all over in kitchen,

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they are all over on my kithcen cabinets and backspash. It started since one week. Any idea what is the reason and how to get rid of it?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 19, 2017
    Remove the fruit.Place bowls of apple cider vinegar covered in saran wrap.poke a few holes and leave out until the flies go away
  • Amanda Amanda on Oct 19, 2017
    Hello. Fruit flies can come in from fruit, and drains. What I do is mix apple cider vinegar with a little dish soap in a small bowl. I then add just enough water so the soap starts to bubble. They are attracted to the vinegar but get caught in the soap. I would put a few out. In a few days you should have them all gone.
  • Rosemary Bolster Rosemary Bolster on Oct 19, 2017
    I swear they come in already attached to bananas. Make a fruit fly trap. In a small bowl, simply put about 1/2 cup of cider vinegar, then float (sort of) dishwashing liquid on top. You'll catch them all. If you like fresh fruit, always throw out the peels, seeds, pits, etc immediately.


  • Susan K Mullins Susan K Mullins on Oct 19, 2017
    Rinse fruit as soon as you bring it into your home.
  • Joann Landers Joann Landers on Oct 19, 2017
    did you move any outside plants inside ? also if you have a window box outside your kitchen window they get through the screen. If you want to move an outside plant inside it is best to re pot it in fresh soil.

  • Nancy Hawes Nancy Hawes on Oct 19, 2017
    Put a dish of vinegar with a little water. They will go for it and die.
  • PJ Wise PJ Wise on Oct 22, 2017
    Controlling Fruit Flies: How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies In Garden Areas And Indoors

    By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener
    Those pesky little flies that seem to flood your kitchen from time to time are known as fruit flies or vinegar flies. They are not only a nuisance but can carry harmful bacteria. Although they are very tiny, only 1/6 of an inch long, fruit flies in the home are unsanitary and annoying—both indoors and out.
    Female fruit flies can lay up to 25 eggs per day on the surface of ripe fruits, vegetables, salad remains or even in drains or moist mop buckets. Controlling fruit flies in the home, and even fruit flies in garden areas, is not difficult once you get rid of the source of attraction. Keep reading for tips on getting rid of fruit flies.

    How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Inside
    Fruit flies are attracted to overripe fruits and vegetables are especially fond of bananas, tomatoes, squash, grapes and melons. One of the best ways to control fruit flies in the home is to practice excellent sanitation, eliminate rotting fruits and vegetables and keep as much food in the refrigerator as possible.
    Keep counters, sinks, and drains clean at all times. Trash should be kept tied and taken out frequently, and compost scraps should not be allowed to pileup on the counter. Cracked or damaged portions of fruits and vegetables should be cut off and discarded immediately to prevent infestation.
    Chemical control is not recommended; however, you can make your own trap by rolling a piece of notebook paper up and placing it in a jar with some apple cider vinegar in the bottom. Flies will be attracted to the vinegar, and you can easily dump them outside.

    Fruit Flies in the Garden
    Fruit flies overwinter in garden debris, making it necessary to keep your garden area clean. Do not leave rotting fruit or vegetables or plant material in your garden. Just as in the kitchen, a clean garden area will help keep the flies at bay when you’re controlling fruit flies.
    Getting rid of fruit flies in garden areas also involves proper compost bin management. Compost left unattended will attract an overwhelming number of fruit flies. Keep compost aerated/turned and, if possible, contained with a lid or a tarp to reduce the number of flies.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Oct 22, 2017
    Clean out your garbage disposals. Set traps. Put fruit in fridge to kill any remaining fruit flies. Just keep after them.
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