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Theory: Are Fruit Flies attracted to the 'coriander' scent of bed bugs?

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  1. worriedinsf

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sat Sep 2 2017 16:09:24

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    For starters: I know it's debatable whether such a smell exists.

    I've lived in my 500 sq ft studio for 15 years. And have had many bouts of fruit fly appearances. They have always been self-contained in the kitchen - since that's where the most attractive scents are likely to be. (After I purchased produce or herbs like Italian parsley etc.) I have not recently purchased anything in my kitchen that ordinarily would attract fruit flies.

    However, in the past two weeks roughly, there are been fruit flies circling and hanging out around my bed area. This has NEVER happened in the past. Ever. Coriander & vinegar is often used as a bait scent for homemade traps. Wondering if this is a sign of potential bed bug harborage. Thoughts?

    Again, I have a canine inspection in a few days. And will let folks know the results of that. And if this theory bears 'fruit' as it were. (Apologies on the tired pun. I'm just really tired of this in general. And fear it's not even begun in earnest.)


  2. psychologically_messed_up

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sat Sep 2 2017 19:12:29

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    I don't know if they're connected in anyway, but I do know we have had more fruit flies this year than ever before- to the point that I need to put cling wrap over my drinks.

    "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras" Theodore Woodward

    I am, by no means, a pro. I'm simply a person that has had unfortunate luck, and somehow acquired the little guys.
    Any/all 'advice' I have to share is based on my own personal history and/or things I've read from the professionals on this site.
    My profession is medical, which is where I am confident in any advice I give, however rare it may be.

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