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Thread: Up to my ears in fruit flies HELP!!

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I have been battleing fruit flies for 2 weeks now. Just when I get rid of them the kids leave something out and BAM!!! there are back I have tried the apple cidar vinegar it works but only temporarily any other ideas suggestions other than burning down the house and starting over!!! Thanks in advance!

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    Did you try regular vinegar?? Put it in a bowl and let it sit out for a week or so.

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    It's probably easier to get rid of the kids.

    But you would miss them and it's not legal.

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    I so needed the laugh!!!! No kidding!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv
    It's probably easier to get rid of the kids.

    But you would miss them and it's not legal.

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    I put vinegar in a jar that has a piece of plastic wrap over the top... then punch a hole in the center. They go in but can't find the way out. It gets some of the... hard to get them all.

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    I put vinegar in a jar that has a piece of plastic wrap over the top... then punch a hole in the center. They go in but can't find the way out. It gets some of the... hard to get them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernDeb
    I put vinegar in a jar that has a piece of plastic wrap over the top... then punch a hole in the center. They go in but can't find the way out. It gets some of the... hard to get them all.
    someone gave me this Idea as well but the bait was cola

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    One more idea... my grandmother had quite a few hiding out in her houseplants. They seem to like the damp soil. She sprayed them all with a indoor insect spray... got rid of the spider mites and fruit flies that were hiding out there.
    Hope you get rid of them... during canning season they make me CRAZY!

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    Try rinsing off all of your fruit with water, as soon as you bring it into the house. Once I started doing this, no more fruit flys :wink:

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    When I had a problem, I read that they like to breed in the kitchen sink drain where it stays moist. Pour boiling water down the drain once daily for about l week. It helped for me. Also finding that rotten apple left in front room. I couldn't smell anything-still don't know how it got there.

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