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Old 11-21-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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bastards got into one of my air locks... sanitized the life outta everything and swapped air locks... then microwaved the flies MWUAHAHAHAHA


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Old 11-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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They got in my airlock last batch, too. Their last gasp was Starsan.


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Old 11-21-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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It seems like the little buggers are everywhere nowadays! I try to keep everything as clean as possible and they still seem to find something that they like. I eventually got rid of them but it isn't easy.
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I deal with fruit flies on a regular basis and one way to help control them is to have a cup of vinegar and water solution sitting around. They will investigate the cup of solution and eventually fall in and drown. Place the cup near your carboy.
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An open bottle of Tabasco hot sauce works well too. They treat it just like sugar water and investigate and after, they get the red a$$ and leave.
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Why are they so bad this year? I hate them. I wish I had a tiny flamethrower...
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Why are they so bad this year? I hate them. I wish I had a tiny flamethrower...
That would be sweet. Or a travel size shop vac.
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Fruit flies are what we call vectors. If you want natural yeast there the ones, if not do better cleaning around the area.
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That would be sweet. Or a travel size shop vac.
My ex got rid of them by vacuuming them all up. Truth.
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My ex got rid of them by vacuuming them all up. Truth.
I"ve been known to do that myself.


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