Need a very effective way to get rid of these tiny kitchen flies?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 26, 2018
    For fruit flies place bowls of apple cider vinegar veered with saran wrap and poke holes in it...If you have house plants they are fungus gnats which you have to repot the plants in fresh soil to get rid of them
  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Feb 26, 2018
    Vinegar in a jar, with a drop or two dish liquid
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 26, 2018
    Wash any fruits or vegetables that you keep out on the counter. Check where you keep your potatoes or onions and make sure they are not in with them. They like to hang out in the sink drains, so put some boiling water down the drains to instantly get rid of the ones down in the drain, so repeat it until you know the problem is over. If you have a lot of them a fly strip, although unattractive, will help get rid of a lot of them. Do not put any thin skinned fruits or vegetables out in the kitchen, as they will lay their eggs in them. Keep using the vinegar/dish soap until they are gone.
    • Humpy Humpy on Feb 28, 2018
      i think you hit the problem perfectly because i notice these flies hang out at the drain will try the vinegar and drain solution thank you
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Feb 26, 2018
    They are probably fruit flies. Keep all fruit put away in tight containers or the refrigerator. Then spray all the drains, especially in the kitchen with Simple Green. It is nontoxic for people/animals, but kills any bug. I even shot a house fly (big) with it one time and it died! You can get it at Menards in soap area of detergents etc. or in Walmart in the boat/auto/sports section. It comes in both concentrate and reg. strength spray bottles. We keep both in our home as it is cheaper to use it 1 part Simple Green to 8 parts water from the concentrate. Anyway, spray the sink drains several squirts every day for a week to ten days. After that spray once a week because you will bring more in your home on fruit, vegetables, etc from the stores. They live in the drains of the sinks, but spray ALL drains in the house.
  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Feb 26, 2018
    The adult flies only have about a 3-5 day life span. As old school as it seems, fly strips will get rid of them in about a week. There will be some in each stage of life, so 7-9 days will usually be adequate. Then you can remove the ugly fly strips.
  • Humpy Humpy on Feb 27, 2018
    many thanks i use fly strips they work great but not always i am thinking of use a glass jar with a small hole in the lid with a 1" of corn syrup with a piece of rotting fruit in it. thinking once they get in the bottle thats where they will die
  • Humpy Humpy on Feb 28, 2018
    thank you
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