Fruit fly dilemma
Hello... I'm a master gardener from Idaho and we don't have much of a problem with fruit flies. However, in transitioning to Toledo, OR and maintaining a garden here, using composting strategies and such, I am overwhelmed with these darn gnats. I have boxes of Asian pears but can't can them as I can't find canning jars and lids. I have a dryer back in Idaho but will be here until after the first of November. Fruit perishes so quickly here...Anyway, we bought some traps for the gnats but they don't come with the lure bait. I was going to see if Shonnard's in Corvallis carries anything. I could try to dry them in the oven? We don't have a freezer but if I can get my husband's attention on that, maybe I could go that route for now...Any suggestions for bait? My daughter says try red wine????
Lincoln County Oregon