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We just moved and the new house has fruit flies. I don't want to use bug spray in my kitchen. Does anyone have any home remedies to get rid of them? Thanks Robin

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    rsb0909
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    We just moved and the new house has fruit flies. I don't want to use

    bug spray in my kitchen. Does anyone have any home remedies to get rid

    of them?

    Thanks

    Robin








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    Michelle
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    Apple cider vinegar in a covered jar with holes works evewrytime for me

    Michelle in pa

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    -----Original Message-----

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    Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:31:43

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    We just moved and the new house has fruit flies. I don't want to use

    bug spray in my kitchen. Does anyone have any home remedies to get rid

    of them?

    Thanks

    Robin






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    gina
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    Take a small container of water and place sugar in it. They will come to the water and drown. Gina

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    Ann James
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    Make a trap with a empty water bottle. You cut it in

    half and place bait in it. flip the top over onto the

    bottom half and tape the edges. When you get a bunch

    in the trap. You fill it up with water that will drown

    the flies. Just pour them out. You rinse it out and do

    it over. Just keep doing it until there is no more.

    Use several traps and make sure you clean them out

    daily. For bait use a piece of citrus fruit. Hope this

    helps.

    --- rsb0909 <rsb0909@msn.com> wrote:



    > We just moved and the new house has fruit flies. I

    > don't want to use

    > bug spray in my kitchen. Does anyone have any home

    > remedies to get rid

    > of them?

    > Thanks

    > Robin

    >

    >









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    M F
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    I put about 1/2 c vinegar in a small glass container, to that i add a few drops of liquid dish soap. cover the container with plastic wrap, then punch about 10 holes in it using toothpicks and put it on the counter or near the fruit basket. the fruit flies will get in but not be able to get out. i have done this and it works.

    melissa


    We just moved and the new house has fruit flies. I don't want to use
    bug spray in my kitchen. Does anyone have any home remedies to get rid
    of them?
    Thanks
    Robin



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  6. #6
    Don Calkins
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    on 7/10/07 8:31 AM, rsb0909 at rsb0909@msn.com wrote:



    > We just moved and the new house has fruit flies. I don't want to use

    > bug spray in my kitchen. Does anyone have any home remedies to get rid

    > of them?



    In my opinion, unless you have access to Dalmatian Mums, none of them are

    practical any more. The active ingredient in them is pyrethrum, which is a

    very effective insecticide and pisciside. They are sold in farm supply

    stores as dairy barn spray. They bio-degrade quickly, are not toxic to

    mammals and are very effective on most insects. Some of them also have

    small amounts of rotenone, which is a bit more iffy around mammals, but you

    should be able to find one with just pyrethrums.



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    Jane Lake
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    I've had great success getting rid of fruit flies by setting out a small mason jar or clean jam jar filled halfway with apple cider vinegar, with a few holes punched in the lid. The flies fly in but can't get out and they drown in the vinegar.If you have a major infestation, you'll be amazed at how many flies that jar catches in a single day. Just keep emptying it and refilling as needed until all the flies are gone.

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  8. #8
    Carol McNally
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    12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">If there is no fruit in the house they
    may be drain flies. Pour bleach down the
    drain to kill them all and keep all dishes out of the sink and remove any
    standing water. Eliminate what they feed
    on and they’ll go away…eventually<span class="GramE">..

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    Denise
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    We use three tricks to get rid of fruit-flies when they decide to

    invade our house:



    1. Vacuum with a hose. Just suck the little buggers right out of the

    air when you get a cloud of them. The force of the suction kills them.



    2. Put out small bowls with tiny amounts of sweet wine or vinegar. Put

    a small drop of dishwashing detergent on your finger and barely touch

    it to the liquid. This gets rid of the surface tension and they drown

    when they come down to get some. (The wine isn't a good idea if you

    have pets who enjoy alcohol...as my dh & I found out the hard way.)



    3. Pour near-boiling bleach-water down the drains and into the garbage

    disposal if you have one. Eggs hide in there and that cleans them out

    pretty well.



    Good luck!

    Denise










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    Michelle Belt
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    Also set out a Jar of Apple Cider Vinegar with holes in the LID and change once a week. I use this in the summer time as well as the bleach in the drain.
    Michelle in PA

    On 7/11/07, Carol McNally[/b] <carolmcnally@sbcglobal.net> wrote:











    <font color="black" face="Arial" size="3"> 12pt;font-family: Arial;color: black;">If there is no fruit in the house they
    may be drain flies. Pour bleach down the
    drain to kill them all and keep all dishes out of the sink and remove any
    standing water. Eliminate what they feed
    on and they'll go away…eventually..


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    <font color="black" face="Arial" size="3"> 12pt;font-family: Arial;color: black;">carol<font color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-family: Arial;color: black;">








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    Dj Evans-Rompen
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    <FONT face="Calisto MT" size="4">I have this ongoing problem because of the worm bin in my kitchen.
    <FONT face="Calisto MT" size="4">
    <FONT face="Calisto MT" size="4">When I say problem I dont mean swarms of flies I mean I get the fruit flies.
    <FONT face="Calisto MT" size="4">
    <FONT face="Calisto MT" size="4">How I get rid of them is I have a cleaned out spagetti sauce jar, i take a small nail and a hammer and pop 8 small holes in the lid and fill the jar 1/2 or les full of cider vinegar. You can use wine as well if you dont have vinegar. Pun or 2 drops of dish soap in it and put the lid on. The holes have to be big enough to let the fruit flies in but not too big or they can get back out.
    <FONT face="Calisto MT" size="4">
    <FONT face="Calisto MT" size="4">Thy smell the vinegar (in my case) go in the jar, get stuck and either fly around till they drop or they drown. In an average week I usually catch them all this way. Empty the jar down the toilet, rinse it out and fill it with the vinegar (or wine) and dish soap again and voila....

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    Make a trap with a empty water bottle. You cut it in
    half and place bait in it. flip the top over onto the
    bottom half and tape the edges. When you get a bunch
    in the trap. You fill it up with water that will drown
    the flies. Just pour them out. You rinse it out and do
    it over. Just keep doing it until there is no more.
    Use several traps and make sure you clean them out
    daily. For bait use a piece of citrus fruit. Hope this
    helps.
    --- rsb0909 <rsb0909@msn.com> wrote:

    > We just moved and the new house has fruit flies. I
    > don't want to use
    > bug spray in my kitchen. Does anyone have any home
    > remedies to get rid
    > of them?
    > Thanks
    > Robin
    >
    >

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    Chris
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    Does that work with Gnats too? For some reason i have some in my

    kitchen and nothing is down in the drains no disposal...



    thanks

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Denise" <denise.j.young@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > We use three tricks to get rid of fruit-flies when they decide to

    > invade our house:

    >

    > 1. Vacuum with a hose. Just suck the little buggers right out of

    the

    > air when you get a cloud of them. The force of the suction kills

    them.

    >

    > 2. Put out small bowls with tiny amounts of sweet wine or vinegar.

    Put

    > a small drop of dishwashing detergent on your finger and barely

    touch

    > it to the liquid. This gets rid of the surface tension and they

    drown

    > when they come down to get some. (The wine isn't a good idea if you

    > have pets who enjoy alcohol...as my dh & I found out the hard way.)

    >

    > 3. Pour near-boiling bleach-water down the drains and into the

    garbage

    > disposal if you have one. Eggs hide in there and that cleans them

    out

    > pretty well.

    >

    > Good luck!

    > Denise

    >










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    Michelle Belt
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    It should... I just out apple cider vinegar in a jar and poke holes in the lid and this works great!!
    Michelle in PA

    On 7/12/07, Chris[/b] <<a href="/group/Budget101_/post?postID=DH4QHwnNcBBQdAWttMEgr8lTLdls0w40TMn4Yp zE3SQAy1XfjZKaPdh6Mw12W3v52xzv4-L6B0rEip9hVQ">
    pingpong1999@yahoo.com</a>> wrote:






    Does that work with Gnats too? For some reason i have some in my

    kitchen and nothing is down in the drains no disposal...



    thanks

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Denise" <denise.j.young@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > We use three tricks to get rid of fruit-flies when they decide to

    > invade our house:

    >

    > 1. Vacuum with a hose. Just suck the little buggers right out of

    the

    > air when you get a cloud of them. The force of the suction kills

    them.

    >

    > 2. Put out small bowls with tiny amounts of sweet wine or vinegar.

    Put

    > a small drop of dishwashing detergent on your finger and barely

    touch

    > it to the liquid. This gets rid of the surface tension and they

    drown

    > when they come down to get some. (The wine isn&#39;t a good idea if you

    > have pets who enjoy alcohol...as my dh & I found out the hard way.)

    >

    > 3. Pour near-boiling bleach-water down the drains and into the

    garbage

    > disposal if you have one. Eggs hide in there and that cleans them

    out

    > pretty well.

    >

    > Good luck!

    > Denise

    >






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    Mara Grigsby
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    I agree about the vinegar. What I do is get a small cup, fill it up 1/4 to 1/2 of the way with water, put a couple drops of dish soap in there and mix it around and add a splash of apple cider vinegar. This works so well. I catch them daily. I also change the water daily.

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    Angela
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    <TD id="INCREDITEXTREGION" style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt;FONT-FAMILY: Arial;" width="100%">A good thing for gnats is to put out a shallow dish of Avon skin so soft bath oil. Works wonders.






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