Tag: fruit flies

Fruit Fly Prevention

Looking to get rid of fruit flies in the home? Fruit flies are best prevented through vigilant sanitation practices. To exercise proper fruit fly management, remove kitchen trash daily, and keep counter surfaces clean. By: National Pest Management... more
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Get Rid of Fruit Flies in 5 Ways | Bug Tip Tuesday

Fruit flies can be the bane of every homeowner's existence, no matter what time of year it is. A fruit fly infestation can quickly spiral out of control if steps aren't taken at the first sign of a fruit fly problem. They're small, numerous and peskier than most other insects as they swarm... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Fruit Fly Trap

Every fall, fruit flies seem to find their way into everyone's home.  We all want to eat healthy and leave some fruit out on the counter for a quick grab and go snack.  Here is a simple fly trap from therealfarmhouse.com for the pesky little critters. You will need a jar, a piece of paper, a... more
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How To Prevent Fruit Flies

To keep fruit flies from coming into your home. Use these preventative measures. 1. Keep counters clean. Fruit flies don’t just like to eat fruit. They’ll feast on spilled food, crumbs, spilled juice — just about anything. Wipe your counters at least once a day with a microfiber cloth and... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday!!

How to make a fruit fly trap: You will need a empty glass jar. Make a funnel out of paper and tape it to stay closed. Pour about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar into the jar. Put small fruit into jar - a slice of apple or banana will work fine. Insert funnel into the jar with wide end... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday!

That black, rubbery drain accessory which prevents water and food particles from splashing up when the disposal is on is a perfect home for fruit flies. This is an often-neglected area, so clean it regularly. If you find you have fruit flies, add about an inch of apple cider vinegar to the bottom... more
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New Species of Fruit Flies

A group of researchers from the U.S. and Australia have announced the completely unexpected discovery of two exotic fruit flies in urban Los Angeles in a paper appearing in the journal PLOS ONE. The species were not previously known to exist in the... more
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Fruit Fly Model Helps Unravel Genetics of Human Diabetes

As rates of obesity, diabetes, and related disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the US in recent years, scientists are working from many angles to pinpoint the causes and contributing factors involved in this public health crisis. While sedentary lifestyles and diets high in sugar and fat... more
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8 Bugs You Don't Know You Are Eating

By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding I'm a big proponent of protein. Eggs for breakfast, grilled chicken for lunch, lightly seared filet of salmon for dinner—I can't get enough. But even I have a limit, and that limit generally begins about the time I see exoskeletons, tentacles, pinchers, or... more
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