Fruit Flies but no fruit used

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Fruit Flies but no fruit used

Post by pxs97 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:15 pm

Even though I clean my cage frequently and have stopped using fresh or dried fruit, the cage keeps getting infested with them. I just read about how to kill fruit flies, but I would like to know how to prevent them in the first place especially since I'm not using any fruit. Thanks for your help, the crabbies seem miserable.

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Re: Fruit Flies but no fruit used

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:41 pm

Here's a website that might help you prevent fruit fly invasions:

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/how- ... ruit-flies

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Re: Fruit Flies but no fruit used

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:50 pm

I was just thinking, do you have any live plants in your tank or home? Maybe the little pests are fungus gnats and not fruit flies. Just a thought. They might like the moist substrate.

https://www.almanac.com/pest/fungus-gnats?amp#ID

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Re: Fruit Flies but no fruit used

Post by pxs97 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:57 am

Excellent thought, but no, I don"t have any live plants.

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Re: Fruit Flies but no fruit used

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:23 am

pxs97 wrote:Excellent thought, but no, I don"t have any live plants.
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Re: Fruit Flies but no fruit used

Post by GotButterflies » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:32 am

I think they can come off of any fresh food. To combat them, use only dry foods. Take the foods out when the hermies are less likely to eat.


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Re: Fruit Flies but no fruit used

Post by wodesorel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:59 am

I was wondering if they were fungus gnats as well. Are they hanging around the substrate in the tank more, or are they flying around inside and outside of the tank?

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