Getting Rid of Fruit Flies

Squirrels got into the space between my apartment and the one upstairs. They hid their winter nuts in the space and after a couple of months I now have more fruit flies than I can kill daily. The complex is preparing to clean the space, but I need help getting rid of the flies in my apartment. Help. Please.

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By beho from Mobile, AL

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful
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First, shoot the squirrels.

Then, make a fruit fly trap:

Pour an inch or two of vinegar into a cup. add a drop or two of dish soap.

Cover the cup with saran or similar. Poke a bunch of holes in the saran, and set near where the fruit flies congregate.

They smell the vinegar, climb in, and when they come in contact with the vinegar get sucked down into it because of the effect the dish soap has on the surface tension of the vinegar.

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

Fruit flies only have a life cycle of a couple of days. If you have gotten rid of the places they are breeding, it will not be long before they all die off.

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I have never had luck with the the fruit fly traps. But it gives you something to do that makes it feel like you are taking action.

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