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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 ) 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?
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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. 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.
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Re: How to avoid fruit flies???

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

like sutter i use the wine, i discovered this by accident and it does work!
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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
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Old 23.03.2008, 12:31
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Re: How to avoid fruit flies???

I just put a towel over my fruits. Maybe I'm lucky that they haven't come here.
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Old 23.03.2008, 13:25
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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.

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Yes i have the same problem. I do not think there is alot you can do about keeping them out of your flat. 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.
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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..?)
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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
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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. ??
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Old 25.03.2008, 09:43
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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. ??
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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.

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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
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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.
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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 It cost 14.95frcs, and it lasts 2 months.
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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??

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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??

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Make sure you hide the bottles!

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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, i could help get rid of your other freeloading friends, i could bring my wine glass to cheers with you
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