Strawberry bugs

Asked August 22, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

My strawberrie patch has developed fruit flies-what do I do?

Yankton County South Dakota fruits and vegetables insect issues horticulture

1 Response

Fruit flies are attracted to processes associated with fermentation and breed in decaying fruits and vegetables. The key to managing fruit flies is to locate and eliminate breeding sources as much as possible. Keep your mature fruit picked and eliminate the rotted fruit as much as possible so the flies have fewer places to lay more eggs.