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Thread: Fruit Flys

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    Junior Member MsMel's Avatar
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    Anyone know how to get rid of fruit flys once they get into your house? They are driving us nuts....We have put anything they would want away and opened the windows and we just cant get them to go somewhere else :shock: Help!!!!

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    i set out a small dish of vinegar, usually takes care of most, hate them what a nusience,good luck

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    My sister got Dad an electric fly swater for dads day! It lookes like a tenis racket and workes like a tiny pig zaper with wire mesh when he holds domn the button and swings zap goes the fly! (dad has horses and that was a realy helpful gift!) I have herd if you put a penny in a bag of water(sandwich) and pin it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saf45
    i set out a small dish of vinegar, usually takes care of most, hate them what a nusience,good luck
    Thank you - Headed to the kitchen now :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopella
    My sister got Dad an electric fly swater for dads day! It lookes like a tenis racket and workes like a tiny pig zaper with wire mesh when he holds domn the button and swings zap goes the fly! (dad has horses and that was a realy helpful gift!) I have herd if you put a penny in a bag of water(sandwich) and pin it up!
    Good idea, but with the boys who live in my house.....I see trouble....lol

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    Have not tried this, a friend says it works. Put a sweet liquid in a cup put a lid and place a straw thur lid, but not down into the liquid. The fies enter the straw to get to the sweet liquid. Flies then can't get out of the cup.

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    Get rid of the fruit! Well I mean keep it in the frige. ;-) If I leave fruit sitting out we get them too.

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    I use a jar of cider vinegar with plastic wrap on top, Poke hole in the plastic wrap, secure it with a rubber band, They go in and can't get out.

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    Have had fruit flies in the lab and they tend to travel home (what a pain). The best trap I have used so far is to set out a short glass with apple cider vinegar and place either a small spouted funnel on top (spout downward but not actually touching the vinegar) or you can make a paper cone with a small opening at the tip. The little flies are lured inside with the vinegar (apple cider does work best at least for me) and get inside but have a hard time getting out. Eventually they drown.

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    Thanks everyone.....The kids and I have set up at least 4 different traps.....Hopefully we will get them outta here soon :)

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