Skip to comments.Is anyone else having a "Plague" of tiny flies?
Posted on 07/18/2012 3:09:40 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
If so what did you do to rid yourself of them?
Get a can of hairspray...seriously. Mist a cloud around them and it gums up their wings, and they fall to the floor.
Speaking of flies on lips.. WHERE HAS THAT MOUTH BEEN? That’s disgusting.
Yes, I have them! They get into everything. So small they get into a closed (previously opened) package of bread.I use bug spray when there are a lot in one place. Aren’t they fruit flies?
Get some hummingbirds - they love those small little gnat/flies. I do not know how to get hummingbirds out of the house though.
I see them at the opposite end of my house from the kitchen. Should I boil it and bring the pan to the bedroom?
They do look like fruit flies from a search I did. I do have a pear tree in the backyard that drops not very tasty pears. I’ve neglected them on the ground, but I better pick them up.
“If so what did you do to rid yourself of them?”
Let the Jews go free. (Otherwise worse things are going to happen...)
vinegar with a drop of dish liquid
Separated at birth?
But the solution here works VERY well:
It’s a bonanza for bats and spiders.
I’m in the Dallas area. These guys don’t seem to do anything but hang out on the wall, but I’ll be glad to see the last of them.
Yeah, I’ve tried taking a shower, but it doesn’t seem to discourage the little effers.
This is the second summer in a row that I have been plagued by the bastids.
Never leave dirty dishes in the sink
Put all fruit and veggies in fridge
Vacuum the little buggies up; this works well with the vacuum hose
Clean out your sink drains
Put some rotten fruit in a shallow bowl, add some water and detergent; they will fly in but can’t fly out.
Get rid of any plants in your kitchen
Use raid, that’ll show ‘em who’s the boss
As a last resort, just become friends with them. You can never have enough friends
Are they indoors or outdoors?
If indoors, buy a can of RAID home and garden. It beats fly swatters and fly paper hands down. You have to find the source of their breeding if they are indoors. I had a problem with tiny flies not too long ago in my house and I tracked the problem down to a drain I did not use. They were laying eggs in the drain of a sink that had some slime in it. The faucet had a real slow drip that provided enough moisture to grow slime in the drain and the fly larva was feeding on that slime. To get rid of them all i had to do was run the water in that sink for 20 minutes and then dump some drano down the drain.
Only works in daylight conditions, unfortunately. Don't face the laser, and wear flash cream on the back of your neck.
Home depot carries fly traps. Its a plastic bag that you put water in. The flys go in and can’t get out. The grandkids like watching the flys fly around inside the bag
Tiny flies + mini gun = problem solved.
I had them in my basement, and the flew around my PC. I put up several of the sticky flytraps. They caught hundreds in about a week, and I think I got rid of them.
put out a shallow bowl of water with a few drops of fruit juice in it an one drop of dish soap — flies will land in the water and drown — soap breaks the surface tension so they can’t take off again
Take a small plastic cup, like a medicine cup.
Put a small amount of honey in bottom of cup
Fill with apple cider vinegar
Mix in a little bit of dish soap.
The honey and apple cider vinegar attract them. When they land on the surface, the soap breaks the surface tension and they sink like stones to the bottom and are drowned.