How to get rid of fruit flies in the house?

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Don't have a clue where they are coming from. garbage is outside. no fruits or vegi.s out of frig. house is pretty clean

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 02, 2017
    Put some wine or apple cider vinegar with a drop or 2 of dishwashing detergent in a glass. Mix it up. Put plastic wrap across the top and poke a few small holes in the plastic wrap. Fruit flies will be attracted to it and will go inside, but they won't be able to get out. (I've read where you can also use mashed bananas)
  • Jean Drake Jean Drake on Nov 02, 2017
    Use a small Jar or container. Add some apple cider vinegar. Cover with plastic wrap- using a rubber band to hold it snugly. Poke holes in the top of the wrap with a toothpick. Set out where they seem to be.
  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Nov 02, 2017
    Hello — the attached article is very informative and may give you a clue as to where the fruit flies are coming from. Read through it for suggestions on what you can do to rid your house of them:


  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 02, 2017
    They may not be fruit flies ,they may be drain flies,pour vinegar down the drain,place bowls of apple cider vinegar and cover it with saran wrap with small holes in it
  • Jenelle Hickman Jenelle Hickman on Nov 02, 2017
    We had them very bad. Could not figure out where they were coming from. I went into BRs not used and poured liquid bleach down all the drains, sink and tub. Should always keep water in the drains of tubs and sinks. Our are gone. I read somewhere after I got rid of ours to put some vinegar in a small saucer and leave on counter. I have not tried that.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 02, 2017
    They have been real bad this year! Do you have houseplants? If you do, check them real close, could they be coming from them? Check your potatoes, my mom got them from a potato that was just starting to go bad, and they laid there eggs in it., Then she had a tomato on her counter for two days to ripen it a little more, and they started laying there eggs in that. They could have just got in the house from going in and out of the house, then found a convenient place to breed somewhere. Get a package of fly strips, they really do help get rid of them. Some kind of trap will help too. You can purchase one, or you can find all kind of recipes here on Hometalk. Make sure you go around to every sink in the house with some boiling water, as they like to live around moisture and all the drains give them that. Do this at least every couple of days until they are gone. If your house plants have them, they will need to be repotted with new soil, rinse the soil off the roots and wash the pot thoroughly before you repot. I hope this helps! Good luck, once you get rid of them once, you will be ready the next time.