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fruit flies, again

Evelyn Greco <evelyngreco@yahoo.com>
Sat, 8 Mar 2008 15:29:11 -0800 (PST)
This is a request.  Not too long ago someone wrote in as to how one 
gets rid of fruit flies.  I didn't print it and now I have 
flies.  Can you help me out as to what to do.  Thank you

[[Editor's note: Instant answer ;-)]]
>Cover the top of the jar with cheesecloth.  Use string or a rubber 
>band so it's fastened tightly around the rim.
>Bob the Tarheel Baker

>From: WLHelms@aol.com
>I agree with Bob; the most effective way to keep fruit flies out of 
>your sourdough starter is by covering it with cheesecloth. However, 
>to deal with the fruit flies try the following:
>To get rid of pesky fruit flies take a small glass fill it 1/2-inch 
>deep with Apple Cider Vinegar; add 2 drops of dishwashing liquid and 
>mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the glass and gone forever!