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Old 07-09-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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Catching fruit flies

I put a "recipe" on here once for catching fruit flies. I think it had some veg. oil and I know it had cider vinegar in it. If anyone remembers the "formula" would you please send it to me....Thanks!

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Old 07-09-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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I remember vinegar and liquid dish soap.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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Ahhh Andy....thank you so much.....now I remember....liquid soap....great!
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:22 PM   #4
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Good luck with the flies.
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Teehee....I've only seen one, but better to be prepared....it's not quite Ontario fruit harvest yet, so don't have lots of fruit hanging around to ripen..
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:39 PM   #6
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lol, this reminds me of the adage, "time flies like an arrow. fruit flies like a banana."
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good one buckytom!!!....
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:27 AM   #8
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To make a fruit fly trap--put your bait (piece of fruit, some sugar and water, a pinch of yeast if you have it handy) into a jar. Roll a piece of paper into a cone, with a little opening at the bottom, and tape to hold it together.

Insert the paper into the jar, with the opening above your bait. Flies will come in, but will try to escape from the top of the jar, which is blocked by the paper cone.

When you catch your flies, stick the jar into the freezer overnight to kill the flies.
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you could at least put a coupla drops of vodka in the bottom, sparrowgrass, before you put them in the freezer.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:32 PM   #10
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every one must have a real fruit fly invasion. i never see more than three or so. when i throw out the offending fruit (usually over ripe ) and the fruit flies are gone.
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