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    Question Got fruit flies?

    I just tried this yesterday, and it worked:

    Mix the following ingredients together in an open jar or other container (the quantities are relative to how many flies you're trying to get rid of):


    1/2 qt water (2 c)
    2 T sugar
    2 T (white) vinegar
    a couple drops of liquid dishsoap
    Leave the mixture sitting out in the infested area, as long as needed.

    http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~elgersma/fruitflies.html

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    Thank you so much!!! I am going nuts trying to keep them out of the house this year!!!---Kellie

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    Thanks Michelle, I just made several bowls of this and have them set out around my house. The fruit flies are overtaking me here.
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    Thanks Chelle, I'll be making some up in the morning!

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    I've got them again...

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    Thanks for bumping this up! I get these pests all the time and it drives me crazy!

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    I tried this few weeks ago and it does work !! Thanks for posting

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    thanks Michelle, from here in Kamloops where I"ve got a nasty little cloud of them infesting my kitchen.

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    Another tip: set out a glass of wine overnight. No more fruit flies in the morning

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    could we sticky this? It is a great tip!

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    I made a funnel out of paper and taped it to the top of the jar. I used apple cider vinegar and caught lots of fruit flies over 2 days. They'd go down the funnel to get at the vinegar and then could not get back out because I taped the funnel to the jar and made the hole extra small. Eventually they fall in the cider and drown.

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    Thank you for the advice. I've been going mad with those little critters.

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    Hi,

    Thanks so much for this tip (vinegar mixture) - It worked like a charm! We only have a few stragglers left now, but we're almost fruit fly-free! YAY!!!

    Have a great day!

    KimmieSC

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    guess who's back....

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    they are driving me fruity llolol

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