Q. What can I do about fruit flies from the vegetables I’m picking from our garden?

We wash everything but they are still a problem.

Answer

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).

  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Janet Evans

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