Getting Rid of Fruit Flies Permanently

We have millions of fruit flies that seem to love our wash room. I spray them with deoderizer and we have killed millions of them, but the next day or even 2 hours after there are just as many. Any solution?

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September 24, 20120 found this helpful

You must have some rotten fruit or veggies in there somewhere. You won't have fruit flies if you get rid of whatever it is they are eating.

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September 24, 20120 found this helpful

I've used this approach and it has worked well (from Frugalliving.about.com):

Battling a swarm of fruit flies in your kitchen or bathroom? Get rid of them quickly with this simple, homemade trap:

What You Need:
Apple cider vinegar
Dish soap
A jar or small bowl

What You Do:
1. Pour a cup of apple cider vinegar into a jar or small bowl.
2. Add a couple drops of dish soap to the jar.

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3. Place in the area where you've seen the fruit flies, and wait for the trap to do its job.

Why This Works:
Fruit flies are attracted to the smell of the vinegar, and will attempt to land on its surface. However, they're in for a surpise since the dish soap breaks the surface tension of the vinegar, the fruit flies fall in and drown. Say good-bye to that annoying swarm!

Benefits of Using Vinegar:
no harsh fumes
inexpensive
environmentally-friendly

Tips and Warnings:
1) Keep out of the reach of children
2) A bottle with a small neck can also be used. (Plastic wrap isn't necessary, if you use this approach)

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September 24, 20120 found this helpful

You can do all of the above and it does work great. But those flies breed in your drain pipes. You will need to pull your sink and any accessible drain pipes. Take them outside and scrub them with a long handle brush.

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No chemicals needed. They lay eggs in the gunk on your pipes. That is why chemicals don't affect them. We had them every year for years. After we done that, I haven't had them in 2 years. They are drain gnats. Google them and you will find a solution. Hope this helps.

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September 25, 20120 found this helpful

Good to know about the drains. Thanks. We did not have return of the fruit flies after using the other procedure. Maybe we got them in time before laying of eggs. Or, more likely, they are two different kinds of flies.

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