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Post  johnp on 8/25/2013, 5:14 pm

Every year about this time when the kitchen is loaded with baskets of tomatoes we get fruit flies everywhere. It seems to me that last year we had a bowl of something sitting out that they went to and drowned or something. I can't remember what we put in it. Any ideas would help.

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Post  camprn on 8/25/2013, 5:20 pm

try a shallow dish of cider vinegar...


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Post  mrwes40 on 8/25/2013, 7:57 pm

@camprn wrote:try a shallow dish of cider vinegar...
Add a drop or two of dish soap -- inhibits their flight once in the vinegar.


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Post  martha on 8/25/2013, 8:19 pm

There are vinegar flies and fruit flies. I have never used the drop of soap, but I'm sure it works. What I do is stretch plastic wrap over a container of vinegar, or wine! and poke a small hole in it. They get in and can't get out. 

Last time I got them, I tried wine and vinegar, in separate containers, and they definitely were vinegar flies. Most of the time, I have had flies that prefer wine.

And I'm sorry to be so heartless, but I love seeing a container full of dead and/or trapped fruit flies. The only thing better is seeing none at all!

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