Asked on Jun 22, 2017

What kind of bugs do rotten potatoes have or make when u forget about

Susan Kelley
by Susan Kelley
  5 answers
  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Jun 22, 2017
    Um...they are probably gnats. Put some apple cider vinegar in a plastic cup. Drop in a couple drops of dish washing liquid to break up the surface adhesion and they will drown.

  • Carole Triplett Brooks Carole Triplett Brooks on Jun 22, 2017
    Good Luck. I always have a hard time. These work for all the tiny little pests.

    They sound like fruitflies. The primary source of fruit flies is drains, particularly sink drains, since they require moisture to breed. Fortunately getting rid of fruit flies is easy. Boil up a big pot of water and pour it down every open drain in the house. This will kill the eggs and larvae. Then create a fruitfly trap by doing the following: get a large, clear glass cup and half-fill it with wine. (Apple juice should work in a pinch, but wine is better.) Add a tiny bit of dish detergent to the wine. Get a piece of paper and curl it into a cone such that the smaller opening is in the cup (but not in the wine) and the larger opening is outside the cup. The smaller opening in the cone should be tiny, no more than a centimetre or so. Tape the paper so it retains its shape. That’s it! In a few hours, all the fruit flies should be gone, and you should have a cup full of dead fruitflies floating around in your wine.

  • Deb Taege Deb Taege on Jun 22, 2017
    No kidding.Jerusalem Cricket.They are called Potato bug because their head looks like Mr.Potato head.

  • Cath Marshall Cath Marshall on Jun 23, 2017
    Sounds like maggots (fly larvae). Flies lay eggs and maggots emerge a short time later.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 23, 2017
    Fruit flies maybe?