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Help fruit fly invasion!!! Dubia

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Ultum4Spiderz, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

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    I rid my myself of these flys for 2-3 years now there back. Invasion!!!!
    Fed the Dubai old fruit not rotten, bread , all sorts of stuff.
    Somehow there is excess moisture & overpopulation. Seems to have drawn in hordes of flys.
    I’ve managed to set a. Trap non toxic to kill some but still not killed em off.
     
  2. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    Let the enclosure dry out for a few days. That'll kill the larvae since they absolutely need humidity to survive.
     
  3. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    We have air conditioning so I’d have to put them outside or directly under a fan to dry em out.
     
  4. Gaherp

    Gaherp Arachnofarmer Old Timer

    Yep I agree, cleanup cage and dry it out. When I use fruit/veggies i try to use just small slivers. The smaller pieces get broken down faster then just big chunk. Even the oranges I slice the wedges to small pieces and spread them out. I have really reduced ventilation on my colonies to keep a little humidity and this is the other reason I use smaller bits to keep the chance of mold down.
     
  5. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    Is there a certain feeder that dosnt attracts fruit fly’s ? What you use
     
  6. Vladaz1

    Vladaz1 Arachnopeon

    If you want to kill a lot use raid on some food they will eat it and die worked for me;)
     
  7. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    All feeders have the potential to attract fruit flies, it's just all up to how much food the roaches are given and if they can eat it all. Carrots seems to be a food that isn't as attractive to the flies, so that might be a good option.