How to get rid of fruit flys ? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Anyone have a good way to get rid of the pests ?

-- Patty {NY State} (, September 07, 2001


I pour some apple cider vinegar in a bowl or cup and add a few drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid into it. Set it on the counter and in the morning you should see all those fruitflies on the bottom. I haven't been bothered by them this fall yet. Can't remember if I added some water to the vinegar or not. So try both ways.

-- Jeanne in WI (, September 07, 2001.

WOW!!!!!!!! i am so excited . i am putting the vingegar out tonight. I despise those fruit flys. And was actually getting use to live with the little devils. hehe

-- paul miller (, September 07, 2001.

I'm heading to the kitchen now . . . they are driving me crazy.

-- Nancy (, September 08, 2001.

thanks jean!

-- amy (, September 08, 2001.

IT WORKS GREAT ! ! There are 6 in the bowl and 1 on the rim ready to jump in! Thanks !!!

-- Nancy (, September 08, 2001.

I also use cider vinegar but cover the cup with punctured saran wrap so the little @#$ can't get out. That dish soap idea is great. I'm going to give that a try too!

-- Alison in N.S. (, September 08, 2001.

Patty: I'm so glad you asked that question! Jean: Thank you for that answer!

I just went and set out a bowl too!! It'll be so nice if this works!

-- Trina (, September 09, 2001.

We have so many, I'm starting to name them and recognize them! Thanks for the tip, I'm going to try it now, too! Jan

-- Jan in Co (, September 09, 2001.

I use a mix of vinegar, honey and olive oil as an all organic ingredient gnat trap at my vermicompost bins and in the kitchen during harvest processing. I have also used a little homemade wine instead of vinegar and it seems to attract them faster. When they bait to the honey and wine , the oil catches them. I had a saucer completely covered in under 24 hours and the kitchen gnat free using the wine/honey/oil bait.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, September 11, 2001.

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