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A fruit fly infestation in your kitchen or bathroom is one of the most unpleasant scenes a homeowner can experience. Unfortunately, food waste and other organic materials that are present in moist drains provide these insects the perfect opportunity to grow. Even though they're small, they're nauseating, and it's more than just annoying because they may transmit bacteria from decaying food that contaminates other food and drains and, as a result, can make us sick. This problem may be solved in a variety of ways, so keep reading to learn more about why they exist in the first place and what you can do to solve this problem.


Reasons Behind Their Appearance

So, why do fruit flies even come there in the first place? To answer this question, start looking around for any attractants. Maybe a food piece fell behind your garbage can, kitchen sink, or even toilet. Kitchens are one of the perfect environments for them to grow because, due to the water usage, there are many moist surfaces, and it's a place where food is consumed, so it's really easy to find food particles and kitchen drains just combine the two and become a heaven for fruit flies. Toilets are also ideal because it's a humid space. The most effective method of stopping fruit flies is to eliminate any potential source of temptation. Know that anything in your sink or shower drain can attract fruit flies.

We know it sounds pretty hard but try to keep your sink dry anytime you aren't using it because fruit flies only need a small amount of moisture to reproduce.

Mixing Vinegar, Salt, and Baking Soda

Pour this all-natural cleaning solution down the drain for the entire night by combining these three pantry staples. Normal vinegar will not cover as much of an area alone, but the baking soda will cover more area. When you wake up, you can flush it down.

Mixing Water, Vinegar, and Soap

Fruit flies are drawn to the smell of vinegar. When vinegar and soap are combined, the solution thickens and encapsulates fruit flies, causing them to drown.

Boiling Water

If you want to opt for a simpler solution, boiling hot water and pouring it down the drain is also a choice since it will kill fruit flies and their eggs. To ensure complete removal, you can repeat this a few times a week for a few weeks.

Arrange for Professional Drain Cleaning

Occasionally, even after attempting all of these various solutions, you may not completely eliminate them, and this may really test your patience. If that's the case, calling a professional plumber for a drain cleaning can be beneficial.

Give New Era Plumbing & Septic a call if you require expert drain cleaning to eliminate any remnants of fruit or sewer flies and their living space. We have the proper tools to completely clean your pipes and while we are examining your pipes, we can also take care of any other plumbing repair services, including clogged drain line repair and much more. All you have to do is to give us a call.


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