Some cloves in apples have recently appeared in our office. Apparently they will repel fruit flies. They look exactly like the result of following these instructions.

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Is there any evidence to suggest that this would really repel fruit flies?

  • FYI the referenced link says "house flies" not "fruit flies". – ChrisW Nov 4 '14 at 18:13
  • Correct, the link does say that. However, I was told that the apples were to repel fruit flies in this particular instance. – KPS Nov 4 '14 at 21:35

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