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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby motokelowna1 » Sep 7th, 2017, 11:11 am

Don't wear Yellow

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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby cubafreak » Sep 7th, 2017, 4:18 pm

so I had a yellow table cloth on my table on the deck, swarms of the little buggers..I changed the table cloth to a dark brown one and they are gone! wow!!! now I can enjoy sitting out there again! there is some truth to the yellow theory!

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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby Old Techie » Sep 7th, 2017, 4:53 pm

cubafreak wrote:so I had a yellow table cloth on my table on the deck, swarms of the little buggers..I changed the table cloth to a dark brown one and they are gone! wow!!! now I can enjoy sitting out there again! there is some truth to the yellow theory!


Basically seems to be the bright vivid neon leaning colors that they zero in on the most.

Yellow and orange definitely their favorites but I saw a guy with a neon green top today who was covered in them too.

White seems to be fairly safe from my experience so far.
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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby Scrobins94 » Sep 12th, 2017, 5:55 pm

KelownaCC wrote:*removed*


Ladybugs will take care of them. Unfortunately I think that nurseries are not selling them at this time of the year. Someone correct me if I'm wrong... :smt045
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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby MAPearce » Sep 12th, 2017, 6:57 pm

I'm just glad that they're actually bugs flyin around...

I thought I was having an acid flashback from 86 when I went wild on the stuff while waiting for the ferry at Swartz Bay to go to Expo ..... We got there at midnight ... cops came ... Yada Yada .,.
I payed attention in High school....But not to what they were trying to teach me..

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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby Catsumi » Sep 13th, 2017, 3:38 pm

Here's the trick.

Invest (finally I did) in a flyswatter.

Now they're gone. Nothing to swat!

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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby Frisk » Sep 28th, 2017, 12:56 pm

Seems like they're back. Was covered again today.
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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby Catsumi » Sep 28th, 2017, 3:48 pm

Yeah, me too, but they are real fruit flies this time (tiny tims), the others were half size between regular black houseflies and fruit flies.

Perhaps with the warm weather they are rehatching to catch more of summer and freshly fallen apples.

Fruit flies' lifespan is 24 hours if I remember rightly.

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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby damama55 » Sep 28th, 2017, 8:45 pm

I found a great way to catch the little nuisances, quite by accident. If you drink coffee with sugar and cream/milk, leave some in the coffee cup on your counter. I have caught dozens of them, as I say, quite by accident. Seems to work better than Apple Cider vinegar with a drop of liquid detergent with a layer of saran wrap with holes punched in it. How I got so many of the little buggers was my garbage had banana peels in my it. When I went to take the garbage out, needless to say, I had an army of little fruit flies come swarming out. Ughhhh!! Now, very few of the little buggers are left as they are mainly in my coffee cup, drowned and not bugging me. Sorry, :), I couldn't resist.
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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby motorhomebabe » Sep 28th, 2017, 8:52 pm

You can suck them up with your vacumn cleaner hose, no problem

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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby W105 » Sep 29th, 2017, 7:29 am

they also love sink drains...you would be surprised how quickly they can breed in them..
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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby damama55 » Sep 29th, 2017, 8:20 am

Time to use some vinegar and baking soda. Freshens the drain and gets rid of all kinds of gunk.
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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby Catsumi » Sep 29th, 2017, 8:25 am

Mine taste like pears.

Did they improve the qualities of your coffee, Damama?

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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby damama55 » Sep 29th, 2017, 1:24 pm

HA HA HAAAAAA!! I never tried it. LOL I do love my coffee, and, I guess they do toooo. Will have to see if anymore left over coffee will catch them again. :))
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Re: Fruit fly swarms

Postby Catsumi » Sep 29th, 2017, 3:29 pm

Truth is, I am now favoring pear fruit fly coffee. Am considering a marketing scheme.

My only concern is that they stay awake all night and do their replicating in the dark of the small hours. Shall I keep a light on for them so they can seek each other out, vision unobscured?

BTW, wherever did that expression come from? Aren't all hours of 60 minutes?

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