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(Good Housekeeping)   5 ways to cure Drosophila, even when symptoms get into your musa acuminata   (goodhousekeeping.com) divider line
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2021-01-15 9:00:46 PM  
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6. Teleport them.
 
2021-01-15 10:21:16 PM  
I just wait for the spiders to canvas webbing all around the infestation site and fill their fat little bellies. I figure even if they're in the sink drain, they're eating away at a future clog.
 
2021-01-15 10:46:55 PM  
Fun fact, fruit fly maggots can jump

/imagine a few thousand of them loose around my college lab when somebody's experiment went awry. It was memorable.
 
2021-01-15 10:48:54 PM  
So how do you get rid of time flies?

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2021-01-15 10:58:28 PM  
Bot nation for a bot and not paid for vice president.


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2021-01-16 12:05:51 AM  
That was an ad
 
2021-01-16 9:12:36 AM  
Time flies like the wind
Fruit flies like bananas
 
2021-01-16 9:44:00 AM  

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6. Teleport them.


Pro tip: Do not teleport with them.
 
2021-01-16 2:41:10 PM  
All those "remedies" address catching the flies but none of them do anything about the source of the problem.  Those things are an effin PITA to get rid of if they decide to make a drain home.

/the dish soap and cider made the best "trap" for me.  I ended having to get pest control to get them out of the drains.  DIY didn't work.
 
2021-01-16 3:38:34 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: All those "remedies" address catching the flies but none of them do anything about the source of the problem.  Those things are an effin PITA to get rid of if they decide to make a drain home.

/the dish soap and cider made the best "trap" for me.  I ended having to get pest control to get them out of the drains.  DIY didn't work.


Dollar General stores have decent traps for fruitflies.
 
2021-01-16 9:04:32 PM  
I had no idea it's so hard to take them out. At work we get infestations probably from Bio labs beneath us. I just leave my usual banana peel in the trash and spray it with an oily polish after an hour or two. Takes out like 90% at once by killing or coating their wings preventing flight. Fruit flies loves them some naners.
 
2021-01-16 9:59:56 PM  
Ive used the vinegar in a cup/plastic wrap thing with some success. Try a flypaper roll with a little handmade foil cup stuck in the hollow roll. Put a bit of paper towel soaked in basamic in the cup. Check it weekly. Pin the paper on the ceiling over the kitchen trash can. Takes a while but over time it catches lots of them.
 
2021-01-17 9:13:57 AM  
Drosophila Penny, what a name, are you sure didn't make it up yourself?
 
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