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    It's that time of year for me...I seem to get them every year right about now.

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    I use to be a bartender and we did the wine with some dish soap in a small dish. Oh yes they love wine but I'm sure any sweet fruity juice would work. The dish soap is the clincher. It coats their little wings and they can't fly!!!

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    Bumping this up....I have them early this year.

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    We do too! Ugh!

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    Got to get this mixed up immediately. Now, not only do I have them in my house plants, but noticed they were in my outside 'starts' that I have of various plants.

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    We just use sticky tape for flies 6/1.00 at the dollar store. One at the sink,one on the chandelier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior View Post
    We just use sticky tape for flies 6/1.00 at the dollar store. One at the sink,one on the chandelier.
    I use this for 'regular' house flies (out in the garage) but have tried it with the fruit flies and it doesn't seem to attract them. Even tried the sheets that you stick on a small metal post and put in your house plant pots, and these only work slightly better than the tape.

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    ~Just giving this recipe a . This concoction works great!
    Although for some reason, the flies weren't drowning in the mixture with either my homemade liquid dish soap or my homemade dishwasher detergent. I added a drop of liquid laundry detergent and there were 20 dead flies in less than an hour. I use a mayonnaise jar for the brew.~

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    I drink my morning coffee with cream and sugar. I am notorious for leaving a small amount in the last cup and placing it on the kitchen counter. IF I have those pesky gnats or even flies, I find them floating in the cup. I empty them down the drain, rinse the cup and put it in the dishwasher. No extra mixing of ingredients needed!

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    We use sticky tape or fly tape. They run 6/3.99 and they don't contain pesticide. With a solution i know at least one of my animals would knock it over.LOL Just don't put the tape anywhere you will walk into it.EWWW.
    Fly tape is available at most hardwares. we got ours at ACE Hardware.

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    Default how do I get rid of fruit flies?

    I think that I read on here a LONG time ago about a remedy to get rid of fruit flies. Of course I can't find it just when we are swamped by them.
    We have sprayed to no avail, we bought fly strips and it is helping a little and we bought a 'tennis racket' with batteries which we use for other flying bugs but they are too small to 'zap' with it.
    Can anyone help with a foolproof method to get rid of them for good?

    Of course I am leaving nothing out for them to get into and I found the source and got rid of it.

    Help!!!!

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    I recently just had this problem. I put braggs apple cider vinegar along with a few over ripe blackberries in a plastic coke bottle. I filled it about an inch from the top and left it on the counter. The top of the liquid was just black from dead/drowned fruit flies.

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    ~I have this thread marked as a favorite because the recipe works!~

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    apple cider vinegar in a water or soda bottle without the cap works for us.

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    I've also used cider vinegar with a drop of dish soap in it. I cover the jar with plastic wrap and poke holes in it with a fork. The fruit flies can crawl in but can't crawl out as easily and if they happen to land on the liquid, the soap (changes the surface tension) won't let them leave it.

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