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    Posted: 07 October 2015 at 12:15
The local super(high) market gave us something,FRUIT FLIES, something I brought home a month or so ago had the little pests.
I have been trying to get rid of them since.
Every time I think they are done, here they come again.
Anyone have a good way to remove them?

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Take a small glass or container, like a shot glass, and fill it with apple cider vinegar, then a couple drops of liquid dish soap. The apple vinegar attracts them, and the soap disrupts the surface tension so they fall in and drown. Put a couple of the traps around where you have the fruit flies and it should take care of the problem in no time. You might have to change them out with fresh vinegar every couple days, or if they get too many dead flies in them. It will help knock down the population, but ultimately you need to find what they're spawning in/on, or they'll keep coming back.
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Thanks, I shall try that method.
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The vinegar and soap is doing the job, thanks!
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You're most welcome! Glad it's working. 
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3 days and I have seen only one fly in the house and it is not even in the same room where the trap is.
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   great tip!  Does it work on house flies?  or better yet...horse flies?  

  
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I have no idea about house flies.
Just to satisfy my curiosity, are the horse flies the smaller gray or the larger black?
Not that it makes a difference , they are both blood sucking major pests.
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We have the larger black horse flies. They are something...a good three to four weeks of heavy activity.
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Originally posted by gonefishin gonefishin wrote:

   great tip!  Does it work on house flies?  or better yet...horse flies?  

  


I have never seen it work on the larger flies, just the smaller ones. I think because the bigger flies can find a hold onto something better than the smaller flies can and can keep themselves from falling in. But it might be worth a try. I'd use something bigger than a shot glass, more like a bowl if I were to try it for bigger flies
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I'll give it a try...thanks guys...great tip!
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