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Fruit flies

The past two days, there have been tiny little brown flies in my kitchen and bathroom.

Any suggestions for quickly getting rid of them other than keeping the place clean and all food packages sealed?
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 25th, 2007 8:54am
Nope, that's about it.  They have like a two-day life cycle, so cut off their food supply and they die off pretty quickly.

If you really feel the need to get serious about it, you can use one of those "flea-bomb" products.  Two or three for an average sized house, and they'll clear little critters right out.

Of course, to do that you'll STILL have to cover up all food-stuffs (or throw them out afterwards) so you might try that first anyway.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 25th, 2007 9:02am
But during their two-day life cycle, they may lay eggs somewhere and be back next week.

I'll try the flea bomb.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 25th, 2007 9:04am
You can flea bomb to your heart's content, they'll be back until you do the cleaning and sealing thing.  It's just how they are.  Wipe all the surfaces down with bleach after the seal and the little shits will be gone, their eggs included, especially if you do it two weeks in a row.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 25th, 2007 9:10am
> Any suggestions for quickly getting rid of them

Knockout genes. A one, two punch, no waiting for the judges.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 25th, 2007 9:17am
Flypaper?
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 25th, 2007 9:23am
The "neat" thing about fruit flies is that they must come into your home via eggs on the fruits that you buy. I have no other explanation for fruit flies suddenly appearing as a banana ripens during the depths of a Canadian winter -- it's not like a fruit fly happened buy and decided to stop in.

They're harmless little guys that disappear quickly after the ripe fruit is tossed.
Permalink DF 
July 25th, 2007 9:26am
Flypaper won't get all of them.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 25th, 2007 9:27am
Harmless they may be, but they're really annoying.

I can understand the ones hanging out in the kitchen, but I'm wondering what's in it for the crowd in the bathroom.  They're sitting on the sink and the cabinet over the toilet, not inside the bathtub or toilet bowl.  Do they just like moisture?

Little bastards.  I hate them.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 25th, 2007 9:29am
I always meant to look up about the egg thing (to see if they are hitchhiking into the home), so I finally did and came across this-

http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef621.asp

Near the bottom it has a fruit fly trap. you cute tiny little fruit fly killing bastard!
Permalink DF 
July 25th, 2007 9:31am
"Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a bananna."
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 25th, 2007 9:33am
Fruit flies make me believe in pathogenesis. I hate those little suckers.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 25th, 2007 10:55am
Funny coincidence. I've had fruit flies buzzing around the last two days or so. Apart from keeping floors and worktops clean, I think they are small enough to get through mesh screens. So since I have had the windows open a lot, I guess they can come in from outside. They seem to like moisture because they often settle in the sink.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 25th, 2007 11:15am
Must be Fruit Fly Season.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 25th, 2007 11:26am
Fruit flies like bananas. Time flies like an arrow.
Permalink Send private email a2800276 
July 25th, 2007 11:27am
I've always used the funnel trap and it works perfectly.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 25th, 2007 11:29am
Crunchy frogs like fruit flies.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 25th, 2007 11:38am
I think Tim needs the repost dildo used on him.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 25th, 2007 11:39am
> I think Tim needs the repost dildo used on him.

If only time were bidirectional.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 25th, 2007 11:47am
1/2 empty classes of red wine don't look real flash but they sure drown a lot of fruitflies.
Permalink trollop 
July 25th, 2007 10:03pm
glasses. Oy vey. I need glasses.
Permalink trollop 
July 25th, 2007 10:03pm

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