Teeny-tiny flies in my kitchen!
July 22, 2005 8:54 AM Subscribe
Itty-bitty-fly-filter: Every year around this time, our home is invaded by these teeny-tiny flies...
posted by Thorzdad to Home & Garden (25 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
They show up around the middle of July, just as summer turns really muggy, and they stick around until around September. They seem to swarm mainly in the kitchen, but they also like to hang in the bathroom and laundry areas. I'v tried some spraying but, since they prefer areas like the kitchen, I am loathe to just start spreading poisons all over the counters.
Have any of you had any luck controlling these little things? I'd say they are fruitflies but, having never officially seen a fruitfly, I can't honestly say. All I know is, they are so small that even things like flypapers and strips don't work. They are too light to stick to the adhesives very well.
In short, these things are a real PITA. Anyone with suggestions will be my friend for life.