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fixit7

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I am having a heck of a time with fruit flies.

I keep my apartment clean and emtpy the trash frequently.

I have fly strips in every room.

I have apple cider vinegar traps as well.

I notice the grocery stores have that problem too.

If I did not have a parakeet, I would set off a roach bomb.

Any other ideas?
 

Jeff Handy

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Red wine works very well in the trap.

A small piece of banana also works.

Keep the rest of the banana in the freezer, in a ziplock.
Just cut off a new piece as needed for traps.

What kind of traps do you have?

The kind I have used are just yellow sticky paper that you roll into a tube.
Put the tube on a small dish or cardboard, with the bait on the bottom.

Are you sure they are fruit flies?

Other flies look similar, like white flies or thrips, which feed on houseplants.
 

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We had fruit flies at work pretty bad once and a engineer I worked with built a little timer that would come on for a minute and off for 30 minutes. He took a plate and put a ripe banana on it and plugged the shop vac in pointing at it. We went home for the weekend and returned Monday to no fruit flies. :)
 

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The trap consists of apple cider vinegar inside a glass with a piece of plastic wrap over it with a small hole.

A lot of flies were buzzing around it and some got trapped. I sprayed rubbing alcohol and killed a lot.

They have thinned out greatly and only a few are left.
 

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