Image via WikipediaFruit flies have infested my home and I'm sick to death of them! We figured out the source-- an old pumpkin we've had since Halloween. I guess we thought it would have dried out by now and become a gourd. We were wrong.
The bugs will not go away, no matter which method we use to rid ourselves of the pests. We've concocted homemade traps using bits of rotten fruit in a jar with a plastic wrapped top, with little holes in the plastic for the flies to trap themselves in (and they can't get out, for whatever reason), we've taken to using "vacuusuction"-- a little method we created using the extension hose on a vacuum cleaner to suck the little buggers up mid-flight. But they continue to exist. We're gonna get some of that sticky paper today and see how that works. Ugh, they're driving me nuts.
UPDATE: I ended up calling Dan the Bug Man, an exterminator who I found on Yelp. I called him and left him a voice mail explaining the fruit fly situation and he called me back with instructions on how to get rid of them for good. He suggested making homemade traps with glass jars, saran wrap (with holes poked through so the buggers can get in, but they can't fly out), and rotting bananas. It worked, and we no longer have a situation!