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FRUIT FLIES

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    Has anyone had any luck with controlling fruit flies, we have passionfruit with a good crop on, but most of them have been stung, I have set a trap up and catching plenty, but I have read that it is only the males that go into the trap, and the females do the damage...
     
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    Fruit flies have a very short life span. I'd imagine that removing any food sources would quickly remedy the problem.

    The only times I have ever had a problem with them was when food or sweet/alcoholic drinks were left out over night in the table.
     
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    I think we are talking about 2 different flies,these are the ones that sting the fruit and lay eggs in it, by the time the fruit is ripe it is full of grubs and inedible
     
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    So the fruit getting spoiled isn't in the house?
     
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    Isn't that SO very true :smile:
     
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    No, the fruit is still on the vine...
     
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    As there are no bees that I can see, it looks like the black ants are pollinating the flowers, so I don't really want to use sprays as it will probably kill the ants as well, I will keep trapping ......problem is there is a huge starapple tree over the road which will be breeding faster than I can trap lol
     
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