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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Duane Mayer
02:05 14 May 22
I was very impressed with everything about them. Jim Colburn was totally great - knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. did a great job of disconnecting everything before our kitchen update, and then reconnecting the gas stove and fridge afterward.Highly recommend Jim and the company.
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Larisa Bradshaw
19:32 13 May 22
time once again for my annual main line cleaning, my line is 250 ft. long and with the annual pressure cleaning i haven't had any more problems. my technician Jon was fast, friendly and was even earlier than scheduled. So happy with all the people at Master Plumbing!
Sherri Jefferson
Sherri Jefferson
00:54 19 Apr 22
We had an emergency and called quite a few businesses. When you have no water and no access to your bathroom it can become a bit urgent and then everyone we called said the earliest they could come was Wednesday and it was Monday! When we called Master Plumbing they were so kind, helpful and went out of their way for us! Phil Conklin arrived to help us and he had rearranged his schedule to get to us earlier! He was so Great and very pleasant! He got right to it, figured out what was wrong, Went and got the part and it was all done in a very short time! Thank you Master Plumbing!
Linda Falter
Linda Falter
18:18 28 Mar 22
Jim was an excellent provider! On time, polite, informative throughout the job. He cared about providing the best possible service installing a new kitchen faucet. He also was very fair on expenses previously not anticipated (cracked valve) and a vent location adjustment. I’ve used other providers in the past as well as Master Plumber. They have consistently excelled in communication, experience and integrity and will now be my single source.
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