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Old 10-27-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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sorry I forgot to post after the "bug guy" came. YEP! He said they are fruit flies. When he first came out he said they were NOT fruit flies as they were a red/brownish in color. He took a few back to the office to compare them to the "books" and called the next day and said they were different types of fruit flies and this is what I had.

He set up fruit fly traps all over and right now I only have them in the kitchen. I would say we are 99 % without them. Just saw a few this morning.
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Moet- Thanks for the update I have seen fewer of the little buggers :-) can u get the traps anywhere but through bug guys do you think??
appreciate knowing the solution!!
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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The KEY to controlling any species of fly is to eliminate the breeding source. You can "trap" all you want but if they're still breeding, they'll be there until that source is eliminated! Just FYI.


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Moet- Thanks for the update I have seen fewer of the little buggers :-) can u get the traps anywhere but through bug guys do you think??
appreciate knowing the solution!!
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:15 PM
 
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I've got these bugs too. they look like fruit flies but I think are slightly larger and they crawl around - fast - on the countertop and also fly! I've been spraying them with flying insect spray which does work but the whole kitchen gets sprayed too.

I have a parrot who eats apple and orange and of course get the normal fruit flies at this time of year. Have found the only way to control them is with the vacuum. They are too weak to stand up to the airflow and get sucked right into the vacuum bag where they stay.

Actually haven't tried the vacuum on the other flies but will give it a whirl.
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