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How do you get rid of fruit flies that live in your plants?

 
SinfulBliss

Asked by SinfulBliss at 9:56 AM on Jul. 20, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • First, get rid of any food and trash that might be attracting them. Then put about 1" of apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar in the bottom of a glass or jar. (Note: plain white vinegar will not work and the mixture of apple cider and vinegar will have a strong odor.) Add a couple of drops of liquid dish detergent and swirl to dissolve. Place glass/jar in the infested area overnight. You will find many dead fruit flies in the morning. Repeat until they are gone.
    neebug3766

    Answer by neebug3766 at 10:07 AM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • I've also read to cut up a little bit of banana and put in a cup or bowl with saran wrap over it then poke a few needle holes in it, they can get in, but not get out, I've also heard it works well with red wine as well.
    AshleyBDG

    Answer by AshleyBDG at 10:14 AM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • are they fruit flies or aphids? fruit flies tend to live near rotting fruit and veggies. aphids are very small and white and live on living plants for aphids stick the plant outside and get some lady bugs they can be ordered over the internet
    justgrape723

    Answer by justgrape723 at 10:25 AM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • **are they fruit flies or aphids? fruit flies tend to live near rotting fruit and veggies. aphids are very small and white and live on living plants for aphids stick the plant outside and get some lady bugs they can be ordered over the internet **

    I have no fruit in the kitchen but I have a few plants and they seem to stick around the plants, nasty little things.
    SinfulBliss

    Comment by SinfulBliss (original poster) at 10:31 AM on Jul. 20, 2010

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