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Fruit Flies Die When Sprayed With Thieves Oil


Author: Catherine E.
Date: 11-07-2004
Views: 8,650
Word Count: 216
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 464-OR
Brand Neutral: No

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Since buying a bag of apples at the local supermarket in September, I have been troubled by fruit flies. What a nuisance and health hazard. I diluted Thieves household cleaner in a spray bottle, washed down all surfaces and once it dried, followed up with a diluted Peppermint oil solution, which I left on. This would last for about two days, then they would be back.

I began spraying the diluted Peppermint whenever I thought of it - even in the air - because that is how I got rid of carpenter ants in the summer. When I sprayed the Peppermint, the fruit flies would scatter.

Well yesterday, we were out all day and by mistake left the breakfast dishes in the sink. There were at least fifty fruit flies on the dishes. I had no idea there were that many in the house! I panicked and grabbed the Thieves by mistake, instead of the Peppermint. I was amazed. Instead of scattering, they died on the spot, and I was able to wipe them up with a paper towel.

Now, everytime I see one, I blast him with Thieves and toss him in the trash. If you have fruit flies, try the Thieves household cleaner and let me know, please.


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