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Re: Fruit Flies!! - Ants


Well, having perused Google images, I don't think they are fungus  
gnats,,, but I'm not sure they are fruit flies either, but chances may  
be better that they are the latter.  Arghhhh!

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Feb 27, 2008, at 4:35 PM, Pam Evans wrote:

> Jess - when I have ants take over a pot, I get that Bulls-Eye  
> Bioinsecticide
> (organic) from Gardens Alive.  Mix a couple ounces in a gallon milk  
> jug of
> water and drench the pot good.  That takes care of that little  
> problem.
> That organic Anti-Fuego soil drench stuff works too, but the Bulls- 
> Eye is
> better.
>
> On 2/27/08, Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com> wrote:
>>
>> Drying out would also interfere with those amphibians....
>>
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>
>> On Feb 27, 2008, at 9:11 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>>
>>> Yellow sticky paper is what I have used. Works like a charm. And let
>>> the
>>> plants get really dry before watering again. They like that wet
>>> soil. I
>>> lost a plant one year to those pesky things.
>>>
>>> Another problem I seem to get...ants that set up housekeeping in my
>>> potted plants during the summer, and then move them inside for the
>>> winter...when I water they come pouring out of the pot. And I
>>> thought I
>>> had taken care of all that. But this last weekend...when winter is
>>> almost OVER...I drenched and watered a plant that looked dry and out
>>> come the ants. Ughhhh.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Betsy Kelson <bkelson@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>>> I think Kitty is right. Fungus gnats love our houses in the  
>>> winter. I
>>> suggest to customers that they out out traps to monitor the
>>> infestation and
>>> to see if popualtions are going down.
>>> Sticky traps work well, but so does something sweet like Coke, Apple
>>> Vinegar, Red wine in saucers for drowning.
>>> Let the plants dry out a little longer so that you do not give the
>>> gnats
>>> what they need to breed
>>>
>>> betsy
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Kitty"
>>> To:
>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 6:55 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fruit Flies!!
>>>
>>>
>>>> Fruit flies? Could they be fungus gnats? I don't think they live  
>>>> long
>>> but
>>>> have repeated generations so it seems so. Clear out all possible
>>>> sources.
>>>> Check for breeding places like moist potted plants. Drench w  
>>>> gnatrol.
>>>> Sticky lures help but don't go to the source.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Kitty
>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Cathy Carpenter"
>>>> To:
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:44 PM
>>>> Subject: [CHAT] Fruit Flies!!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Help! For the first time in my life, my home is infested with  
>>>>> fruit
>>>>> flies. Any suggestions as to dealing with them, short of  
>>>>> fumigating
>>>>> the house? (Not an option, because of the fish and amphibians.)
>>>>> Would
>>>>> some kind of sticky lure work?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
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