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Small flies (fruit flies?) all over my kitchen and bathroom.


 
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birdie
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:31 pm    Post subject: Small flies (fruit flies?) all over my kitchen and bathroom. Reply with quote

Has any one got any sulutions for this. I am totally invaded by swarms of small flies (fruit flies or midges?) all over my kitchen and bathroom. What could be attracting them and how can I get rid of them. Confused
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James Kilkelly
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:14 am    Post subject: Small flies (fruit flies?) all over my kitchen and bathroom. Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about your problem, Birdie.
I also have plenty of fruit flies or thrips around my kitchen and bathroom.

However, I have a great home remedy for thise pests.
Firstly, fill a breakfast or soup bowl with luke warm water.
Add to this 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Finally give this mix squirt or two of washing-up liquid.

Place your bowl of this mix in the room affected with the fruit flies.
They will be attracted by the sweet smell, take a drink, fall in and drown.
I use this method at home myself, it would surprise you how many fruit flies you cacth over a few days.

Below, I have posted a pic of my thrip catcher.
Do not scroll down if you are squemish........... Shocked
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If you do not wish to trap then citronella oil can be effective as a deterrent...... Citronella



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ewwww GPI, that's pretty disgusting but effective by the looks of it!
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