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    I'm doing lots of research before I get my cresteds to make sure I'm really prepared. One question that I have is if anyone has had pests like dust mites or fruit flies and if so how do you get rid of them? Thanks
    Jillie
    3.5.19 Crested Geckos (0.3.15 for sale)
    0.1.0 R.Brev (pygmy chams)

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    i have fruit fly's, if someone could tell me how to get rid of them i would be a very happy person
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    • #3
      I just keep my cages clean and I don't have any major bug promblems, but I also have a couple fly strips hanging in the corner of the reptile room just to get rid of the odd fly.
      Derek Dunlop
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      • #4
        fruti flies are rather easy to get rid of actualy. http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entom...ruct/ef621.htm
        is a goo dlink on the eradication of them.

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        • #5
          my bad..

          U know you've had a rough day when you actually start to ponder what a
          "goo dlink is"
          Sue

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          • #6
            Re: my bad..

            LMAO! wicked! id ot hat all theti me...


            Originally posted by spideygirl
            U know you've had a rough day when you actually start to ponder what a
            "goo dlink is"

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            • #7
              try some carnivorus plants

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              • #8
                They do make fruit fly traps that you can buy. I think I saw some in this springs seed catalog. Try looking here:
                http://www.pestcontrol-products.com/fruit_fly_trap.htm
                Supposedly these things work. I have never tried them myself as I haven't had a problem with fruit flies...at least not yet.
                Nell Rux
                a.k.a. Frozen Gecko
                Just Ice Reptile

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                • #9
                  LMBO, I was thinking the same thing...


                  What the heck is a goo dlink?

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                  • #10
                    Actually guys, fruit flys aren't hazardous to cresteds, ever seen fruit fly cultures? Cresteds will eat them with no problem and the only reason I would see to get rid of the "extra food," would be that you, yourself are pestered by them. Just my 2 cents. And if you want to rid them easily, I would suggest a Venus Flytrap.
                    -Harold
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                    • #11
                      I was told on another forum that a way to get rid of fruit flies is to put a small glass of wine nearby cuz it attracts the flies and they drown. fruit flies can't hold their liquor! Just make sure that you let your friends know it's not a free drink or they will get a crunchy surprise!! thanks for the replies!
                      Jillie
                      3.5.19 Crested Geckos (0.3.15 for sale)
                      0.1.0 R.Brev (pygmy chams)

                      www.CelticHerps.com

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                      • #12
                        The biggest defense against 'pests' are cleaning your cages. If you keep them clean (i.e. no left in baby food for 2 days, no fecal matter laying around in cage, etc).

                        Using if your 100% on your husbandry needs, you dont have problems.

                        I think the baby food is what does it for the fruit flies, perfect breeding ground.

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