I have been invaded by fruit files. There were thousands in the yard and they
came into the house.
Insecticide stained the walls and I did not want these chemicals in the
kitchen. The vinegar fruit files traps caught a few
but were not effective. Cleaning up did not get rid of them.
I remember working in and engineering office on the ceiling lighting when
someone put ammonia into an old blueprint machine. The ammonia rose, gassed
me, and I had to come down immediately. The fruit files roosted on the
ceiling at night. I bought a gallon of ammonia and a hand sprayer. I sprayed
the ceiling at night then turned off the light so that they could not fly
away. In the morning only a few remained. I got them too. this seems to