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Old 10-11-2017, 04:48 PM   #11
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I've noticed a few here and there in my home. Not many but still enough to bug me. [Pun intended.]

In another thread awhile back someone mention sacrificial wine as a way of dealing with small numbers of them.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:22 PM   #12
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My wine was made in northeast Philly and it was brutal.
I hope your wine gets better than brutal. Just think of the flies as juvenile Eagles...phans...
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:52 AM   #13
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When making my wine, fruit flies are never unexpected guests.

Always uninvited.

But never unexpected.....
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:05 AM   #14
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I hope your wine gets better than brutal. Just think of the flies as juvenile Eagles...phans...


I didn't realize Jerry Seinfeld joined the forum!

I think I already had that mindset too. Considering my new bug zapper that is ever so satisfying. It's not very ideal, but sure is fun.
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- I live in north-western New jersey. Our town has 40 working farms.

- Fruit flies are to be expected, but this year there was 5 or 5 times as many.


Last night, I gave "blowing them out" another try.

I opened a rear window in the winery, then opened the double doors in the front of the winery. I then took two box-fans. One fan I placed in the rear window to start an air current blowing into the winery and towards the front.

The other fan, I took in hand and, starting in the rear and working forward, pointed the fan at any fly that I saw to blow them out the doors. Slowly, I worked my way forward in the winery until I was at the doors. I then quickly closed the doors and then shut the window.

This worked incredibly well! Instead of waiting DAYs for the traps to do their thing, I cleared out most all of them in a matter of just 20 minutes!

This morning, when I checked the winery there were only one or two of them instead of the hundreds that I saw yesterday.

I left the fly-traps out for the last couple of stubborn ones.

Best technique ever!!
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We had an outrageos number of fruit flys thos year, there was an article in the paper here saying due to extreme tempatures and long summer theyve had a second hatch, i ussually use a apple cder vinegar trap but i took someones advice from thos site and i set my dyson vacuum up in my wine room and every time i went down and stirred them up i vacuumed them up, within 2 days they were all but gone, stuck in my vacuum

 
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- Fruit flies are to be expected, but this year there was 5 or 5 times as many.
We understand. I, for one, was being just a little bit facetious.
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Old 10-14-2017, 09:07 AM   #18
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On a flight to New Orleans, last night, at 30,000 +/- feet there were fruit flies in the cabin kitchen.

Actually had a decent glass Tempranillo on that flight, which surprised me.

 
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