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Make fruit flies fly away for good


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March 16, 2013 — Sooner or later, into every life a little fruit fly, will, well, fly! Mike McGrath details his very own household’s heroic and successful battle against the little devils. Plus your fabulous phone calls.


Question of the Week

I recently noticed fruit flies near the ‘Worm Factory’ composter my daughter gave me for Christmas, which sits in a corner of my kitchen. I was thinking about treating it with the BTI granules I use to control fungus gnats on my house plants, but am concerned it may hurt the worms. I have added more shredded paper to the top of the bedding area since I noticed the fruit flies, and I suppose that they might actually be fungus gnats, but I’ve treated all my house plants with BTI several times since fall. Thanks for any advice. Get the answer »
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