How Do I Get Rid of the Tiny Flies in My Kitchen?

How Do I Get Rid of the Tiny Flies in My Kitchen?

Emma Christensen
Sep 27, 2012

Q: I'm having trouble with tiny flies in my kitchen! They are about 1/16" wide, have two tiny fly-type wings, and are slow-moving. I find them mostly around my front door, my kitchen window, counter tops and walls, but they don't seem to be interested in food. Any idea how to get rid of them?

Sent by Gail

Editor: Until I read that they don't seem interested in food, I thought you might have a fruit fly problem. Even so, the same traps for fruit flies might work for these insects:

Fruit Flies! What They Are and How to Get Rid of Them
Reader Tip: The Quick and Simple Way to Banish Fruit Flies
Tip: Repel Fruit Flies with Rue

Readers, any other thoughts?

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