Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Get Used to Fruit Flies and Ants

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Get Used to Fruit Flies and Ants

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FOR people looking to get rid of the clouds of fruit flies hovering around your kitchen or any other place they detect the chance of a feed, the news is not good.

While there are a few home remedies promising to alleviate the problem, the news from professionals is youall have to wait until the weather cools off before they subside.

Retired pest controller Mike Gallagher has plenty of time on his hands these days and has used it recently trawling the internet for solutions to the fruit fly problem.

aIam just trialling a trap with an attractant with pheromones and other stuff in it and itas got about three (fruit flies) in it. Another 40 bucks down the drain,a he said.

aThe main problem is controlling the next generation of them.

aA can of household insect spray will kill them as well as anything, but you turn around and thereas a cloud of them where you just sprayed. …

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