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abzurich 22.03.2008 19:49

How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Not sure whether this thread should be here, or under complaints, but does anybody know how to avoid getting 100 fruit flies in their apartment?? I swear they are just as bad as the dust here (only the dust is easier to catch :D) Last summer I was very surprised at how they just showed up overnight - something I'd like to avoid this year. I'm a neat freak, so our apartment is very clean. The only food that we keep out on the counter is the fruit, which I insist on having but will toss out as soon as it starts to look bad. Our garbage is also kept closed under the sink so I don't I can do anything else with that. Does anybody else have this problem, or better yet, does anybody have an answer to this?

Sutter 22.03.2008 19:53

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Yes i have the same problem. I do not think there is alot you can do about keeping them out of your flat:msnmad:. I now keep all my fruit in plastic containers so the fruit flies cannot get to the fruit, and i place a deep glass of fruity red wine in the kitchen, the flies are attracted to the wine, and once in the glass drown. This seems to help hope it will help for you too.

abzurich 22.03.2008 19:57

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Hmmm glass of wine eh? I will have to give that a try. Thanks!!

Sutter 22.03.2008 19:58

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
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Originally Posted by abzurich (Post 193782)
Hmmm glass of wine eh? I will have to give that a try. Thanks!!

Your very welcome i hate the little things hope it works for you too:D.

Tamara_ch 22.03.2008 20:21

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
like sutter i use the wine, i discovered this by accident and it does work!

jbrady 22.03.2008 20:36

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Here is a "how to get rid of" fruit fly site - vinegar seems a nice bio friendly solution.
http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/pe...of-fruit-flies

Nathu 23.03.2008 12:31

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
I just put a towel over my fruits. Maybe I'm lucky that they haven't come here.

BHBT 23.03.2008 13:25

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Hi all,
I found some of my houseplants had small fruit flies, perhaps from the soil(?). I use yellow sticky cardboard markers which attract and catch them, for example the Gelb-sticker sticks from Neudorff - available at Obi. It does not have an insecticide and so is fine to use in the house.

Barbra.

nqnln 24.03.2008 23:52

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sutter (Post 193781)
Yes i have the same problem. I do not think there is alot you can do about keeping them out of your flat:msnmad:. I now keep all my fruit in plastic containers so the fruit flies cannot get to the fruit, and i place a deep glass of fruity red wine in the kitchen, the flies are attracted to the wine, and once in the glass drown. This seems to help hope it will help for you too.


I don't have fruit flies at the moment, but I did try putting a glass of wine out on the counter. Rather than getting rid of the flies, I managed to completely get rid of the contents of the wineglass. Thanks for the tip :)


Seriously though, useful to know come the summer. I never had a problem with fruit flies before I got here - last year they were all over the place.

25.03.2008 00:33

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by abzurich (Post 193779)
but does anybody know how to avoid getting 100 fruit flies in their apartment??

keep the fruit in the vegetable hamper of your fridge..

(ever see a fruit fly in a parka..?)

sharon 25.03.2008 07:33

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jbrady (Post 193792)
Here is a "how to get rid of" fruit fly site - vinegar seems a nice bio friendly solution.
http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/pe...of-fruit-flies

That site is so funny - thanks for sending the link... Some of the hints in the people section have made me laugh :D

nasa2000 25.03.2008 09:38

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BHBT (Post 193891)
Hi all,
I found some of my houseplants had small fruit flies, perhaps from the soil(?). I use yellow sticky cardboard markers which attract and catch them, for example the Gelb-sticker sticks from Neudorff - available at Obi. It does not have an insecticide and so is fine to use in the house.

Barbra.


Hi ,
I have the same problem as you , I found them flying around the soil ! Could you please explain from where you got those sticky markers ? ...Obi. ??
Many thanks

BHBT 25.03.2008 09:43

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nasa2000 (Post 194448)
Hi ,
I have the same problem as you , I found them flying around the soil ! Could you please explain from where you got those sticky markers ? ...Obi. ??
Many thanks

Hi,
Most garden centres and DIY shops have them, so you could try either Obi, or Jumbo, or Coop Bau+Hobby. I found the Obi has a good selection.

Barbra.

nasa2000 25.03.2008 12:01

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Many thanks Barbra, I'll have a look in those places...but sorry , whats Obi , is it just named Obi ?what kind of shop is it? sorry i am still new here

Lob 25.03.2008 12:03

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nasa2000 (Post 194533)
Many thanks Barbra, I'll have a look in those places...but sorry , whats Obi , is it just named Obi ?what kind of shop is it? sorry i am still new here

OBI is the Migros DIY store.

nasa2000 26.03.2008 11:56

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lob (Post 194534)
OBI is the Migros DIY store.

Many thanks.

Sutter 26.05.2008 09:36

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Ok while in the Jumbo on saturday, i came across this Fruchtfliegenfalle made by NEUDOFF, so i bought it, and have had it in the kitchen since saturday, and i have not seen 1 fruit fly since:D It cost 14.95frcs, and it lasts 2 months.

My2pups 26.05.2008 10:54

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
So now I have gotten rid of my fruit flies, but the open glasses of wine in my flat have attracted all of my freeloading friends...can you suggest a way to get rid of them?? ;)

fduvall

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sutter (Post 193781)
Yes i have the same problem. I do not think there is alot you can do about keeping them out of your flat:msnmad:. I now keep all my fruit in plastic containers so the fruit flies cannot get to the fruit, and i place a deep glass of fruity red wine in the kitchen, the flies are attracted to the wine, and once in the glass drown. This seems to help hope it will help for you too.


BHBT 26.05.2008 11:04

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fduvall (Post 232637)
So now I have gotten rid of my fruit flies, but the open glasses of wine in my flat have attracted all of my freeloading friends...can you suggest a way to get rid of them?? ;)

fduvall

Make sure you hide the bottles! :)

Barbra.

Sutter 26.05.2008 11:32

Re: How to avoid fruit flies???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fduvall (Post 232637)
So now I have gotten rid of my fruit flies, but the open glasses of wine in my flat have attracted all of my freeloading friends...can you suggest a way to get rid of them?? ;)

fduvall

Can i be your friend:msntongue:, i could help get rid of your other freeloading friends, i could bring my wine glass to cheers with you:D


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