Gaga for Gum: Study Shows Sticky Mixture Distracts Fruit Fly Pest

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A food-grade gum substance shows promise as a new tool for managing the invasive spotted-wing drosophila. The flies don’t get stuck, but the scent interferes with their reproductive behavior, and the gum can last up to three weeks in the field.

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