Fruit flies are those pesky little gnats. Fruit flies can be annoying when flying near your face.   They are tiny, tan and have red eyes. Their small size makes them hard to knock out of the air.  

If you notice these little nuances flying around your head while brushing your teeth, putting makeup on, or washing your face, then call Master Plumbing. While fruit flies aren’t as big as house flies and don’t bite like horse files, they are a big nuisance and quickly breed. Sinks can be a prime breeding ground for fruit flies. It is best to eliminate them  as quickly as possible. 

When are Fruit Flies Active?

According to Entomology at University of Kentucky, fruit flies can be a problem year round, but are especially common during late summer/fall because they are attracted to ripened or fermenting fruits and vegetables. 

Why Are Fruit Flies In My Bathroom?

Fruit flies are attracted to sources of food in your bathroom. The trash can be a prime location to feed. Any food in your trash is an excellent meal by fruit fly standards. Additionally any food debris in your drains can invite the fruit flies into the drains of  your shower and sink.  

You can get rid of fruit flies using the following methods.  

Make your bathroom less inviting to fruit flies

Fruit flies like moist environments. The bathroom has plenty of moisture. Get rid of wet objects in your bathroom to get rid of fruit flies. Make sure there are no wet towels or clothes left on the bathroom floor. Use a fan when taking a shower. Make sure plumbing leaks are fixed.

Clean your drains

Clean your drains to kill fruit fly larva. You can boil water in drain pipes to sterilize the fruit flies environment. However, this might be a temporary fix if nutrients are still present in the drain.  Fruit flies can simply re infest the drain. A more permanent fix is to snake your bathroom drains. 

Call a professional

If you don’t have the time or don’t want to clean your drains, you can call a professional to have your drains inspected and have the fruit flies eradicated. In addition to solving your problem our professional can check your plumbing for leaks.

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Jackie Zimmerman
21:06 05 Jan 23
Austin went over the job, gave me a workable estimate, and got the repairs done on my water pipe. He was friendly and patient-and fixed things in a quick manner. Recommend this company and if Austin is how all plumbers are in this company- recommend put them on speed dial!! Love this outcome!
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Mackenzie Johnson
21:05 04 Jan 23
Jim Colburn was wonderful to have on this project. He took his time explaining what the issues could be and offered multiple solutions which I appreciated. He was knowledgeable and was very professional. Master Plumbing has helped myself and my clients multiple times and I will continue to use their services and refer them. Thank you Jim for your time!
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Dan Haws
17:28 31 Oct 22
Jeff came over and got us taken care of and was incredibly professional. He was so efficient and managed to work around the chaos of us getting ready for a gathering in our home. He even took on more jobs than we initially had in mind. He’s a veteran and was respectful and considerate to everyone in our home! Next time we have them come out I’ll be asking for Jeff!
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Luann Gray
20:21 13 Oct 22
I was very pleased with Frank from Master Rooter in the recent service he did on pumping our septic system. He took the time to give me some extra information and guidance about our system. He also detected what appeared to be a water leak coming from inside the house and gave me advice on detecting the source. We have used this company for many years and are very grateful for their quality service.
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