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Old 03-15-2008, 09:50 PM   #1
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Question Fruit Flies - What do do??

What should I do about all these fruit flies. I can't seem to get rid of them. They never seem to go away. I cleaned everything in my apartment and took out all the trash and they still are everywhere. I have only found one way to get rid of them temporarily and that's by using the hose on the vacuum to suck them up, off of everything. It's getting to be too much of a hassle. I don't know what to do...They are so annoying. Does anyone have any advice?
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bleach EVERYTHING. floors, countertops, tubs, sinks, etc. and pour alot of bleach down the drains.
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+1 on bleach down the drains...
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fruit flies, unlike real flies are not as bad. they do not transmit as many bacteria.
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fruit flies, unlike real flies are not as bad. they do not transmit as many bacteria.
Well, they are not as annoying but when there are just hundreds of them and they land on everything and on everything, its freaking ridiculous and I'm tired of seeing them and they never seem to go away, so I'm going to lose my mind....
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get some fly tape too.
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yep people say vinegar but then you stink up your apartment and get minimum result, theres a bacteria digestant you can get for drains, cant remember the name, also any vegies and fruit lock um up, also what azylum said about bleach
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bleach kills EVERYTHING. you clean with it, youre taking away their food, and wont land where the bleach is.
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+1 on the bleach.
Ammonia works wonders as well. Also some people don't believe the smell of ammonia to hang as long.
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i would imagine ammonia would be just as effective, but would be hard to work with. bad cleaning agent tho.
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you have to be missing something! They need food to live and breed. I agree with the bleach thing but look harder, you are missing something.
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Eat them....Good source of protein.
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you have to be missing something! They need food to live and breed. I agree with the bleach thing but look harder, you are missing something.
Maybe we ought to organize a house cleaning for him???

I lived in the county outside of Alvin for 9 years, and I remember times where those little were everywhere. We cleaned up the house hella good, bleached, ammonia(d) everything. They finally went away.
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Maybe we ought to organize a house cleaning for him???

I lived in the county outside of Alvin for 9 years, and I remember times where those little were everywhere. We cleaned up the house hella good, bleached, ammonia(d) everything. They finally went away.
I am down. protein shakes are getting expensive
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good one there, bro!!!

I hope that's not the flava you're using right now.........
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good one there, bro!!!

I hope that's not the flava you're using right now.........
cant be worse than optimum whey vanilla. smells and tastes like sour milk. :/:
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They do say that insects are highest in protein compared to everything else.
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99% Chance that they are coming out of your drains. Probably the kitchen sink. I nuked mine with bleach several times and they slowly thinned out but wouldn't go away. I ended up putting an -load of ice in the garbage disposal/in-sink-erator and turned it on without the water running. Then I filled both sinks all of the way up with hot water and pulled the plug to flush it out.

After a couple of tries, they were gone. I think the ice scraped off the food remnants in the the disposal and took away their food source.

What a pain...
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bleach is a myth. fruit fly larva gets in the cracks of drain pipes or attaches to it. go to a pest control store they have this gel that you can use and it will kill larva and existing flies. also get a trap with a liquid base it will avoid all the sticky mess the fly paper will use. until you kill the larva you will always have that problem.
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bleach is a myth. fruit fly larva gets in the cracks of drain pipes or attaches to it. go to a pest control store they have this gel that you can use and it will kill larva and existing flies. also get a trap with a liquid base it will avoid all the sticky mess the fly paper will use. until you kill the larva you will always have that problem.

never tried the gel, but bleach is no myth. i use it in my restaurant when fruit fly and gnat season is in. retarded thing is that bleach has been banned for use by SONIC CORP, unless local health codes require you to use it. pearland doesnt require restaurants to use bleach, so in using it i can get into trouble with big corp, but being that we're a franchise restaurant the chances of us getting caught are slim to none so i use it anyways. i remember a day working back in the 90s when we would get bleach in by the cases, not its not even available to us through our suppliers so i have to go to the local walmart to buy it. during teh hot season my store gets bleached top to bottom - all stainless steel shelves, cabinets, all walls, floors, floor drains, sink drains, toilets, and even teh ceiling - once a week. during the cooler season, once a month.

you wont see my restaurant on channel 13 news i guarantee you that.
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Bleach is banned by McDonald's and Subway as well. They used to deliver it at both of ours but we now have a company that comes and takes care of all that once a month at the subway and bi-weekly at the McDonald's.
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