Local pest control recommends home remedy to get rid of fruit flies

Fruit flies like to lay eggs on moist or damp surfaces, so when the eggs hatch they have something to feed on. (Rod Millington/Herald-Tribune/The Associated Press)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- They're small, they're harmless, but boy are they a nuisance.

Many of you have taken to social media about an influx of Fruit flies coming into your homes.

Exterminators say outside of the summer months, September to November are some of the most popular months to find fruit flies in your home. They say they're trying to escape some of the cold, rainy weather and of course eat.

Green Akers Pest Control say there's no real way to seal your home off from fruit flies because they're so small.

But there's a home remedy they recommended.

  • First you'll need a glass.
  • Then pour in some apple cider vinegar or wine.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the cup, you can also use a paper funnel.
  • Next, poke small holes in the plastic, secure it with tape and set it out on your counter.

Exterminators say this should trap the flies and you'll notice a huge difference in just a couple of days.

Green Akers also say you could be seeing drain flies which are often mistaken for fruit flies.

They're attracted to food that's been washed down your sink.

You can try pouring a little bleach down periodically.

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