Flies – Safe Removal Methods

Q: I have been invaded by fruit flies because I brought home some delicious peaches. Is there a way to safely control them?

A: My college-student son had a big fruit fly problem last week. He tried the “rotten fruit in a jar with a funnel on top” method you can find online but didn’t have much success. What worked for him was to fill a saucer with red wine and then spritz the wine with water-based insecticide (Spectracide Bug Stop). I cautioned him that more than a spritz might be repellent to the insects. Try this and let me know how it works for you.