How can I get rid of fruit flies around my sink?

Since late August, I have been noticing a lot of tiny fruit flies around my kitchen sink.  Whenever I use the sink or counter, I wash it with hot water and soap.  A few hours later, there will be lots of tiny flies.  I don't want to use insecticide in this area because theres food and or dishes nearby.

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  • 1 month ago

    they buzz b/c they smell fungussssesesess, your sink pipe needs the line RRRRRRRRD out

  • 1 month ago

    They are always--ALWAYS--present when there is rotting food somewhere. Maybe you have a piece of something that you can't see--move your stove and fridge and clean underneath. Keep any fresh fruit in the fridge or in a place they can't get to. Fruit flies take only about 5 days to lay eggs, hatch out and make more flies. They're attracted to grease, food, and any sort of oily substances--even old socks, mildewed and stinky rags or dishtowels, sponges, and leaking, molded places--so check EVERYTHING, especially under your sink. 

    Degrease your cabinets and stovetop, too. And if you still have this issue, Google "vinegar traps for fruit flies" and make a couple. 

  • 1 month ago

    by fixing the broken pipe under the floor which is attracting them 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    get a bowl of apple cider vinegar and add a small amount    of   dishwashing liquid in

    the bowl  stir the bowl. let it stand over night and you will be amazed how many

    of flies that  it kills.

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    1 month ago

    Fruit flies come from fruit - so if you have any fruit sitting out - the flies will be there too.

  • 1 month ago

    Do you have  a garbage pail under the sink?   There is some fruit in it.  Either put the peels in a glass jar with a screw on lid or just toss it out.  The flies can be killed quickly by using a soapy spray and that mucks them up.  They will eventually disappear as there is no more food.

  • 1 month ago

    They are drain flies, not fruit flies.  If you don't use the vinegar recipe below, pour PineSol, about a cup, down the rain. put in the stopper......and leave the house for several hours.  Return and flush with boiling water.  No soap doesn't work on these as soap is a fat which they thrive on. 

  • 1 month ago

    50% water, 48% apple cider vinegar, 2% dish soap in a cup.  Saran wrap over the top and poke a few holes in wrap with a pencil.  Put near sink and those suckers will drown.

  • 1 month ago

    Apple cider vinegar and little bit of dish soap. Put apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Add a little bit of soap make sure it is not a strong fragrance soap. The apple cider vinegar smell attracts the fruit flys the soap makes the mix sticky so they get stuck and sink to the bottom and drown.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They're most likely drain flies, not fruit flies.  If you have a garbage disposer clean it properly.  There are many online tutorials, don't lose any fingers!  If you don't have a disposer use the kind of drain cleaner that sticks to the sides of the pipes.  Don't forget the overflow too, they can breed in there too.

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