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rid your place of fruit flies

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Anna starts with ...
Hi Shreddio,

Excellent! I have tried with yeast + water and sugar on an empty drink bottle but I thinks yours make more sense. I will try your method soon.
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Tropicdude says...
Watched the video clip, good to know that apple cider makes a good fruit fly bait.

at the following link there are plans for similar type traps, this site is an excellent source of information on organic control methods with many recipes.

http://www.oisat.org/control_methods/physical_methods/fruit_fly_traps.html
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kert says...
All "traps" have the same disadvantage viz the female ,which is the one that causes the damage, will not enter a confined space . All the cleverness about baits does not address this fact
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Wayne says...
Kert, I noticed in the video that shreddio punches the holes in the cling wrap with a toothpick which makes me think that the flies he speaks of are those little black things that arrive on your kitchen bench etc, not the fruit fly that attack your fruit on the tree.
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virginny says...
Yes,alot of people cannot identify fruit flies and think the tiny midges are fruit flies. Does not speak of competence ,does it?
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Diana says...
Hi virginny, Kert, and Wayne.

Midges are diptera too (like mosquitoes and flies), but the midges that are usually in the garden don't eat fruit or rotting fruit, the females suck blood (like mosquitoes). They are extremely small, only a mm or two and able to get through mozzie netting, and are sometimes called sandflies.

Vinegar flies (sometimes also called fruit flies) are in a different family to Qld fruit flies and midges. They are about 3-4mm long, often have red eyes and black on the body, and are attracted to the fruit bowl inside, or any fermenting fruit (including wine).

Queensland fruit flies are the size of house flies. The Qld DPI says "wasp-like, red-brown with yellow marks, and about 8 mm long. Fruit flies hold their wings outstretched in a horizontal position when walking. They flick them in a characteristic manner."

All the best,

Diana.
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Jimmy says...
Yep, most dunder heads tell me their fruit fly traps work.

99% of what is caught is of course not fruit flies.

But you can't conince them of that.
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kert says...
What family are vinegar flies?
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Julie says...
Drosophilodea. Also called compost flies or ferment flies
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Diana says...

Drosophilidae

http://www.ento.csiro.au/aicn/name_s/b_1449.htm

Queensland fruit flies are Tephritidae

http://www.ento.csiro.au/aicn/name_s/b_624.htm
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Brad says...
Does anyone know what little midgee like things that got into my strawberries (and seemed to be in the fruit) might be? Maybe I need a 2nd look at them, but they seemed smaller than vinegar flies and the fruit wasn't rotten.
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Wayne says...
Don't know Brad, I thought they might be the vinegar flies but these are about the size of sandflies [midges] maybe a tad bigger, correct?. One squirt of spray and they're gone so I don't worry about them.
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Brad says...
sly things. I took a look on the weekend and there were none to be seen.
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John123john1 says...
Try to use some of this bulbs https://stoppestinfo.com/240-how-to-get-rid-of-midges.html
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