Fruit flies #605089 - Ask Extension


Fruit flies #605089

Asked November 01, 2019, 1:36 PM EDT

I am still having issues with fruit flies. How can I get rid of them. They started late this last summer but there are a few still buzzing around even though it snowed last night! Help! Thanks

Genesee County Michigan

Expert Response

Fruit flies can be a year-round issue, as they are able to survive on decomposing or ripe fruits and vegetables. Emptying the kitchen trash regularly, checking for spilled liquids, and home-made traps using cider apple vinegar should help reduce their occurence. This article will provide a few ideas about home-made traps for indoor fruit fly control.
David Lowenstein Replied November 04, 2019, 1:58 PM EST

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