From: xxx (Marc Champagne)
Subject: Re: Attack of the Fruit Flies
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 18:36:23 +0100
Organization: Duke University Med Ctr
In article , xxx wrote:
> Help! Our house is under attack by Drosophila. Every year at this time
> we make wine in the garage. Every year we have a Drosophila invasion
> for a few weeks, mainly in the kitchen, but then it stops. This year,
> they've taken over and things are only getting worse. Anyone have some
> suggestions, short of nuking the place, how we can get rid of them? I'd
> promise a bottle of home-made wine for any solution but it's against
> federal BATF regulation to give it away. So, a bottle of commerical
> wine perhaps?
> Thanks for the help.
> Dave Zuchero
Make some traps:
in a container, pour some wine (they love it) and block the
opening with an index card rolled to make a funnel. Make the small end small
enough to keep them inside (1 to 2/16th of an inch). Tape well, and every now
and then tap the bottle so that you drown those little evil ones.