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Tips: Repel Fruit Flies with Rue

We recently noticed that our herb lady at the farmers' market has been selling rue. Our only familiarity with the plant was from lines in Shakespeare (Ophelia used it in her garland), so we asked for recommendations on what to do with it. She told us that rue has traditionally been used in folk reme...
  • Kimberly

    Repel Fruit Flies with Rue - simply place it in the kitchen near your fruit. Although flies hate the strong aroma of rue, it's fortunately rather pleasant to humans!

  • Jennie Brower

    Rue -- herb fruit flies hate, tuck around produce. Also repels rabbits & deer away from the garden.

  • Danielle

    Rue to keep fruitflies away

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Tips: Repel Fruit Flies with Rue - an issue where I work wish I could find this fast.

Time to kill those Knats! (fruit flies)

  • Annette Santefort

    Don't put the cone all the way into the vinegar...just make the hole small cause they can't figure out how to fly back out...I have done this before and it works great...you can use any glass just make sure you roll the cone so it fits in the top perfect

  • Candice Christine

    Can't believe how good this works!!!

  • Alberta

    Faith Hubbard

  • nancy evans

    Oh, those pesky GNATS! Good solution for getting rid of them

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Very useful tips

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And... i wanna do this.... and this.. and this... spiral herb garden. I could TOTALLY do this!