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Old 09-17-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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fruit flies

any body have an invasion? We are staying at my DW's Aunt and Uncles
house in Oly Wa. for the last several weeks we have had a constant plague
of fruit flies. Not just in the MH, but in there house, Garage as well as Outside.

Not close to Water.
We did scrape the Back yard with a front loader a couple months ago and
is mostly dirt and weeds now.

Good grief they are annoying. spray, not much help.

they don't bite or anything but are constantly in your face. GRRR!!

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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One method I tried in my kitchen seemed to work. Wide mouth pint jar (I think any wide mouth container will work). Fill 50% water, 50% CIDER vinegar, mix in a few drops of liquid dish soap, fill to top, a few suds won't matter. The cider attracts them and the soap kills them. Try it and if it seems to work for you, put out several traps.

Another method is to cut the top off of a plastic soda bottle, put some Cider vinegar in the bottle, Invert the cut off top, so the neck is downwards in the bottle. Tape it in place. They fly in, attracted to the vinegar and can't find their way out.

Others may have other ideas that work for them.


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Old 09-19-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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Sodium dodecyl sulfate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Fruit Fly Killer

It is known that fruit flies, ants, some species of flies, and moths are attracted to Sodium Lauryl Sulfates, even in small amounts, and are then killed by it. It is the main active ingredient in most store bought fruit fly killers. Fruit flies are more commonly attracted to it than ants or any other insect, however, if the chemical is in a fruit or sweet-smelling soap or detergent, they are far more likely to be attracted to it." Wikipedia

You can find this detergent in prescription drugs, health food supplements, beauty aids (shampoo), etc.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:37 PM   #4
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get a dish put a piece of ripe banana in it seal with saran wrap tightly than make holes in the saran with a tooth pick moderate holes made in it approx.a few holes.
they will enter in the holes and the will be trapped
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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Natural Gnat Killer

What you will need:
1 small jar or bowl
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbs water
1 drop of mild liquid dish washing detergent such as Dawn.

Pour apple cider vinegar into the jar/bowl. Add water then add just one drop of mild liquid dish detergent. Set the mixture in the area where gnats are a problem. The gnats are naturally attracted to the vinegar and the drop of soap kills them.

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