I caught some fruit flies, now what?

Asked July 25, 2019, 4:27 PM EDT

I called an expert about my “flabby” raspberries, put out 2 traps, vinegar and yeast. Now what do you want me to do with my data?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Did you call one of the Metro Master Gardener clinics? I think the reason they wanted to trap them was to identify the species of fruit fly. It's most likely you have the spotted wing drosophila https://spottedwing.org/ I don't know of any on-going effort to include home owners in data collection so I would try calling back where you received the direction for the trap for further information.