I have the least environmentally-friendly suggestion of all, but I sprayed Raid until I got them all. They liked to land on my fridge, so I also sprayed the fridge. After a few minutes, they dropped like flies! (sorry for the pun)
Anyhoo, the downside is you have a fine mist of bug poison in your house.
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Fitness Minutes: (235,220) Posts: 12,878 10/1/09 7:31 P
I tried the soap and vinegar , still suffered with them little buggers....SOOOO, I hung fly strips in several rooms....caught ALOT of them. Not sure when they were finally all gone. But they do annoy!!
MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)
"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."
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Fitness Minutes: (3,051) Posts: 743 9/26/09 12:09 P
We have fresh fruits and vegetables in the warehouse at work, and occasionally we get some up in the office. We take a slice of lemon (or limes, or tomatoes or whatever, sometimes a combination) in a glass or mug. Put a piece of Saran wrap over that and put some tiny little slits in the wrap. The food entices the flies in, but they can't get out again. When there is some in the mug, put it in the freezer. They are so small they freeze almost right away. We cover it with a saucer or something to ensure they are trapped before moving the mug. Periodically we pour vinegar down the drain to flush them out of there. And yes, it can take several days to get rid of them all.
We don't have a garage disposal so can't try the ice trick.
I have done the apple cider vinegar with soap and it has worked most of the time for me. Usually you won't see it until the next day. It's like trying to watch water boil. I think a bit of red wine with soap is ok too. I think it's the sweet stuff and then the soap to coat them so they can't fly back out. Give it a try! I think you'll find them and kill them. But it may take several days to get rid of them all.
I have never tried it but cider vinegar and dish soap in a open dish is suppowed to work. Your best bet though is to find the source and get rid of it. Then make sure you have no fruit or vegtables out, put the in the refrigerator. Clean your dish drainer so there is no soap residue and dry all counters and the sink. Fruit flies have a very short lifespan so if you get rid of the sources you get rid of them. Oh, and I would spray any houseplants and make sure that there is no standing water in their trays. After you run you disposal, run it with a tray of ice to clean out the debris.
Fitness Minutes: (3,051) Posts: 743 9/25/09 8:46 A
A while back I read about how to get rid of fruit flies. I have a ton of them all of a sudden. Must of threw something in the garbage. I can't remember what it was that was suppose to get rid of them. Any ideas! help please!!
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