Remedy for fruit flies?

gardenfanatic(MO zone5b)September 19, 2004

Due to leaving some bad fruit around a little too long before taking it out to the compost pile, I have a thriving swarm of fruit flies happily living in my house. Several years ago I knew of a home remedy but I can't remember what it is. Some kind of liquid you put in a saucer and they are attracted to it, then they die in it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?


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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

See your other post at

Here is a link that might be useful: a remedy

    Bookmark   September 19, 2004 at 5:47PM
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sticky strips work great! Im using them for my infestation right now~

    Bookmark   September 25, 2004 at 2:14AM
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I am also using apple cider vinegar.I put a couple of ounces in a jar and make a paper funnel.They can get in but they cant get out, and then they die.My whole upstairs was major infested.I must of had thousands!Its taken about a week and now I think they are finally almost gone.I was also doing lot of canning(fruit and veggies)They also breed on anything that has moisture,including disclothes,anything in the bathroom,anything in your garbage can,ect.I have been paying extra attention as to what I am leaving out that is a good breeding ground.They also breed within 24hrs too,so you have to be ahead of the game.Let me know how things turn out!

    Bookmark   September 25, 2004 at 2:22AM
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I use yellow sticky cards, it what commercial growers use to trap flies. Flies are attracted to yellow.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2004 at 1:54AM
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tialisa(z5a IL)

I use wine. Pour about an inch in the glass and let it sit out overnight.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2004 at 12:26PM
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