Fruit Trees Being Attacked by Fruit Flies? Do This

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If your fruit trees are being attacked by fruit flies, we have a simple solution: Trap them with a vinegar mix. Use this solution below ...


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In a bowl, blend together one cup of water, one tablespoon of molasses, 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar, and 1/4 cup of sugar, and one tablespoon of molasses.

After blending, put the solution in a recycled tin can and hang it on the tree to attract the flies and trap them. Every so often, throw out the tin can and refresh with a new one.


From Alaska to California, from France's Basque Country to Mexico's Pacific Coast, Teo Spengler has dug the soil, planted seeds and helped trees, flowers and veggies thrive. A professional writer and consummate gardener, Spengler has written about home and garden for Gardening Know How, San Francisco Chronicle, Gardening Guide and Go Banking Rates. She earned a BA from U.C. Santa Cruz, a law degree from U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall, and an MA and MFA from San Francisco State. She currently divides her life between San Francisco and southwestern France.