[bio.dros] fruit flies

Mitch Dushay Dushay.1 at ND.EDU
Tue Feb 18 20:17:33 EST 1997


Janice wrote:
> I have had luck with a removal method which doesn't use insecticides
>which you might want to try.  Fruit flies are attracted to rotting fruit, so
>they are attracted to alcochol.  I have had really good luck with (don't
>laugh) putting a brandy sniffer or similar-shaped glass out on the counter
>and placing in it a small amount of rum or brandy.  Leave it undisturbed and
>soon you will see it attracting the flies, which fall in and drown.  I am
>assuming they succumb to the alchocol fumes, but it has worked everytime for
>me.

I'd just like to mention the anti-Jesus Christ technique we use here at 
Notre Dame.  A drop of detergent in the alcohol will improve your capture
and killing efficiency.  Happy hunting!




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