Little tiny flies around sinks and toilet

I have little tiny flies around all sinks and the toilet. They look like fruit flies, and could be since last week I found some potatoes that somehow got put in a plastic tub and were forgotten. The tub was filled with these flies, but was taken outside and tossed. I would think the flies from that would be gone by now. They seem to hang under the toilet rim and hang around all the sinks. I have a septic so I thought about those little shit flies that live in septic tanks and such, but the sinks all have traps and of course the toilet has water in it. Because I have pets that must stay indoors, (caged rabbits and cats) I dont care to use "Raid" or anything like that. I did pour bleach in all sinks and toilet, but that did nothing. I can not imagine where they are coming from, nor how to get rid of them. Any suggestions? Thanks for all help.
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On Sat, 02 Jul 2005 06:13:28 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@AmericaOffline.com wrote:

Use a trap. Maybe fly paper would work. If you put some jelly in the bottom of a jar with a constricted neck they will go in there. When you have quite a few, put the lid on and toss the jar.
Wash down all surfaces in the affected room. A friend had an ongoing infestation in his kitchen until he washed all of the counters (some people need a motivation besides godliness, I guess). My guess is there were eggs all over. A regular bathroom cleaner should suffice.
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snipped-for-privacy@AmericaOffline.com says... :) I have little tiny flies around all sinks and the toilet. They look :) like fruit flies, and could be since last week I found some potatoes :) that somehow got put in a plastic tub and were forgotten. The tub was :) filled with these flies, but was taken outside and tossed. I would :) think the flies from that would be gone by now. They seem to hang :) under the toilet rim and hang around all the sinks. I have a septic :) so I thought about those little shit flies that live in septic tanks :) and such, but the sinks all have traps and of course the toilet has :) water in it. Because I have pets that must stay indoors, (caged :) rabbits and cats) I dont care to use "Raid" or anything like that. I :) did pour bleach in all sinks and toilet, but that did nothing. I can :) not imagine where they are coming from, nor how to get rid of them. :) Any suggestions? Thanks for all help. :) :) Fruit flies will have a reddish tint, if they do you still have a food source somewhere that needs to be found...if the gnats are dark/black they may be fungus gnats found in the soil of potted plants that are kept too wet...they can also come from under the home if there is a crawl space with a water problem. If you have any drains that are not often used the water may of evaporated from the "p" trap and letting them come from the sewer/septic.
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Way back, I found them living in the crud that accumulates in the overflow in the bathroom sink. I poured boiling water down there and that fixed the problem. You could try pouring some bleach down there too and flush that out as well and flush out the toilet rim rinse jets too.
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snipped-for-privacy@AmericaOffline.com wrote:

Increase your bathroom cleaning. Keep bathroom window closed. Poor fresh water in drain traps every so often.
They seem to just magically appear when the bathroom is not very clean.
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