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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Gichoon Kim
Gichoon Kim
01:31 08 Sep 22
This company is terrible. They extra over charge for any service. I had them do the whole plumbing layout for my new business two weeks ago. I needed to do some extra plumbing work, so I asked them and they said it would be over 2k. I called a different company and they only charged me $200 for the same work. I had some issue with the plumbing work they did so called them for checking it and fixing it. It was just cleaning the strainer and it only took 2 min. They charged me almost $200 for that. You can get way better service for cheaper price in other company. Please do not call this place.
Jason Aslett
Jason Aslett
18:05 02 Sep 22
Wyatt came out and fixed my issue with such professionalism that I was thinking all plumbers should be this nice. He answered all my questions and did fast work. We will be using master router in a future thanks Wyatt!
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Bryce Beckman
06:08 09 Aug 22
The Master Plumbing Technicians Jon & Brad did a great job at our residence. They went above & beyond when solving our issue. Very professional & friendly, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for amazing plumbing experts that know what they are doing.
Mary Ford
Mary Ford
21:12 19 Jul 22
Steve McClenny was very knowledgeable and friendly. Actually was able to come earlier than scheduled. He installed a new garbage disposal because our old one had rusted out. He was only here about an hour - very efficient and helpful.
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