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Fruit Flies Galore?

I do not have any over-ripe fruit or garbage around. I'm very clean, yet I have so many fruit flies. I put a cup of sweet wine on the table and there will be as many as 24 a day in the cup.

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Now I am wondering how they can continually keep popping up in the kitchen? Is there a greater problem with them this year? I hear bed-bugs are a problem also. I'm 79 years old and never have experienced anything like this.

Is there a scientific answer to this? I do not have food for them to be attracted to on the counters, etc. However, I keep that wine cup.

Thanks.

By aca

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September 9, 20110 found this helpful
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I don't have much faith in the wine trap - I think you just get inebriated fruit flies! They only live a few days anyway. Fruit flies can live & breed in recycle pop cans or juice boxes, or also in the dirt of house plants.

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You don't have to have anything particularly dirty to breed them once they get a foothold. They usually come into the house on fruit.

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September 6, 20110 found this helpful

From my understanding they like drains, so pour bleach down your sinks and see if that works and also keep using your traps so that the little suckers will die.

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