Q. What can I do about fruit flies from the vegetables I’m picking from our garden?
Fruit flies become common in late summer, when tomatoes and fruits begin to ferment. You need to wash all areas that might have veggie or fruit juice residue with a vinegar/water solution. The University of Nebraska – Lincoln extension service has a good website about flies and their control. See also the Penn State Factsheet on fruit flies (also called vinegar flies).