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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:52 pm 
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Some tiny flies appear in my kitchen. Someone told me we bring the larvae home when we buy bananas.
I use orange oil to clean ( works better than household cleaners, costs less and also disinfects) I put about 1 oz orange oil per 2 quarts of water.
When these flies land on a surface, I spray and the flies scatter fast, and most don't come back. A couple of sprays around the kitchen seems to work to keep them away, until the next bunch shows uip.
What are these insects I have looked up flies of all kinds and cannot find them.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:38 am 
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Those are fruit flies or are the flies that like houseplant soil. Do you have houseplants?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Yes, I have houseplants but not in the kitchen. they seem to hover near any fruit or the compost pot, which is covered.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:16 am 
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Gnats are a nuisance and they get into various places around the house once they're established. They're probably in the houseplants and enjoying the bananas and kitchen compost bowl. Take a look at the organic library entry for Fungus Gnats.

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Make sure you allow the soil in your houseplants to dry before watering. A friend used white vinegar down the kitchen sink, and to spray the gnats with and it killed them all.

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