Fruit fly? In the restroom? We can assist you if you’ve noticed these pesky little flies buzzing around your head while brushing your teeth. Fruit flies are a nuisance even though they do not bite or sting; populations can quickly become out of control if nothing is done to control them. Continue reading to learn how to get rid of fruit flies in your bathroom and keep them away.
Why Are There Fruit Flies in Your Bathroom?
Looking for attractants is a good place to start. Keeping fruit flies away is as simple as removing all sources of attraction. A piece of food could be in the trash or hidden behind the toilet/vanity. Even if there is nothing sweet in the room, fruit flies prefer warm, moist environments such as bathrooms.
Fruit flies may be drawn to debris in your sink or shower drain. If you see fruit flies in your drain, they could be sewer gnats, which have a similar appearance. They are not welcome, whatever they are! Fortunately, the methods in this blog are applicable to both types of bugs.
How to Remove Fruit Flies
Make the bathroom a less appealing location for flies by cleaning it regularly. Remove any wet towels, mops, or clothing from the bathroom and place them on the floor. Repair any leaks and remove any standing water from the area. Controlling moisture and humidity in a room can be accomplished with the help of a fan or vent.
Fruit Fly Trap Made at Home
Remove any existing files after you’ve removed any potential flies. There are numerous do-it-yourself and store-bought options. Make your own trap in a disposable cup using apple cider vinegar, water, and dish soap. Cover the cup with plastic wrap and a rubber band, poking holes in it with a toothpick. Store-bought substitutes are cheap and effective.
Drain Cleaning Recipe
Cleaning out your drains with boiling water or boiling white vinegar will kill any fruit flies that have taken up residence there. This should kill any larvae that may be present in the pipes and ruin the type of habitat that the flies enjoy. A drain snake is another option to mechanically clean the pipes and remove any debris that may have attracted the flies in the first place. After that, cover the drain with duct tape for 24 hours — any lingering flies should adhere to the tape during this period.
Drain Cleaning Services
Simply contact Sacramento Repipe & Plumbing if you require your drains to be properly cleaned to ensure that any traces of fruit flies and their breeding grounds have been removed. It is no secret that our plumbing professionals dislike those pesky flies as much as you do, and we have the technology necessary to fully clean your pipes. Our technicians can look for leaks or other problems in your plumbing while they’re there, which could be causing your flies to congregate in the first place.