fruit flies

Asked May 24, 2015, 9:44 PM EDT

My liquor bar is always filled with fruit flies. How can I get rid of them, short of paying an exterminator?

Multnomah County Oregon insect issues ipm

1 Response

Don't hire an exterminator, you don't want pesticides near the liquor! Instead, since fruit flies develop in over-ripe or rotting vegetable matter my guess is the problem is fruit used at the bar. Be sure to empty compost buckets and don't store fruit too long. Over-ripe fruit should be used or discarded.