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Re: Food flies (storage of fruits)

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We are in an apartment and much as I like the idea of Geneva having started up the provision for recycling organics, I am being driven crazy by these horrible fruit flies. Is it possible that we have to use pesticide spray to get rid of them? Oh the irony....

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Thank you, I will look out for something like this!
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Re: How to avoid fruit flies???

PS: I only expect it to be a problem in the hot weather. But I can't bring myself to keep fruit in the fridge though that's the straightforward way to avoid the whole issue.
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Re: How to avoid fruit flies???

Go easy on the fruit, it's full of fructose which is as heavy on the liver as alcohol.
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Go easy on the fruit, it's full of fructose which is as heavy on the liver as alcohol.
Exactly.

This is why fruit flies don't live long.
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Re: How to avoid fruit flies???

My fruit fly story here.

I never had much of a problem with fruit flies in the past but recently I had a massive infestation - in the bathroom of all places.

I checked everything in the bathroom but couldn't find what was attracting them. I found one bottle of shampoo that was leaking, but I don't think they eat shampoo.

The other strange thing was that there were time there might be hundreds of them, and you could come back a half hour later and they were all gone.

Now that the heating season is upon us, breeding conditions in the kitchen are much better and they sometimes descend on the potato peel and stuff and go crazy over it if I don't change the trash bag regularly enough. And this is what happened recently. There were loads of them in the trash. But I had no time to bother with them so slammed the lid back on and did my cooking.

And I think it must be something to do with the extractor fan, because the moment that started they all vanished.

And reappeared in the bathroom.

My next step will be to take a look inside the ventilation shaft.

Another thing I've noticed is that I typically have a spider somewhere around the house but right now I can't find one anywhere. So maybe spiders do more about fruit flies than I generally give them credit for.
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PS: I only expect it to be a problem in the hot weather. But I can't bring myself to keep fruit in the fridge though that's the straightforward way to avoid the whole issue.
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