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How do you get rid of fruit flies when you can’t find the source?
Can fruit flies live in carpet?
Carpets may harbor some moisture from spilled wine, beer or soda. All of these items are major fruit fly attractants. In a bathroom, check drains and garbage cans for sludge that may be attracting fruit flies.
Where do fruit flies hide at night?
They find a place to land and rest till the sun rises again. Sites to rest include, under leaves or grass, on branches, tree trunks, walls, curtains, corners, flat surfaces, bath stalls and so on. They really can sleep anywhere.
How long do fruit flies live in a house?
How Long Do Fruit Flies Live? The average natural life span of fruit fly adults in optimal temperatures is 40 to 50 days. Female fruit flies are capable of mating and laying several batches of eggs in that time, allowing the fruit fly population in a home to multiply quickly.
How can you tell the difference between a drain fly and a fruit fly?
While visually distinct, both pests are tiny at about one-eighth of an inch long. A drain fly, also known as a sewer fly, has a moth-like appearance with fuzzy wings, antennae, and black or brown coloring. A fruit fly has red eyes and a body that can range from brown to yellow with dark stripes or spots.
What smell keeps fruit flies away?
Deter Them With Scents.
Fruit flies can't stand the smell of basil, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, lavender and clove. If you've had a fruit fly problem in the past, try placing these fragrant herbs in muslin sacks or tea bags and hanging them around the house.