Do Fruit Flies Like Tobacco?

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zonomo

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My wife and I just returned from a 4 day out of state trip. We noticed a ton of fruit flies in our house but we don't have any fruit out. I happen to notice a lot of them around my new tobacco that just arrived before our trip. It was 3 lbs of Hobbits Weed. I've never heard of such a thing but I am also a newbie to tobacco. Is my tobacco the culprit or something else?

 

zonomo

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yes, I guess most Aros do but whats strange here is that I've had all of my tobacco in my downstairs room, which is cool and dark and I've never ever had a problem. I just learned that we had a few of the fruit flies show up before we left for vacation so I don't think the hobbits weed is infested with them. I just jarred all 3 lbs and didnt see any IN the tobacco. This is very weird. Looking for some good input here.

 

astrange1

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I would have to say yes, whenever I'm smoking outside flying insects in general seem to be attracted to the scent.

 

yaddy306

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Drosophila are usually attracted to rotting fruit, but it's possible they were attracted by the fermenting sugars in the tobacco.
That being said, tobacco itself is used as a natural insecticide, so I doubt any females would lay eggs in your Hobbits Weed.

 

zonomo

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Mystery solved. My wife inadvertently left a tray of sweet potatoes in the kitchen. My hobbits weed is indeed innocent. :D