We've had a minor fruit fly infestation for a couple of weeks now, and we've been setting out traps and paper and being more careful about keeping food under wraps. But they've persisted... A couple of days ago, looking for high-traffic areas, I finally found that they were extremely numerous around our indoor aglaonema!
Naturally we've set traps there, but I wonder if we can also kill the food source. It seems like it puts out some kind of long fat pods, which research suggests might turn into flowers except this gets very little light, so who knows if they ever will. The pods seem to secrete a sticky, probably sugary sap, which I guess is what's attracting the fruit flies.
Should I just nip these off? Will I harm the plant and/or my chances of ever getting flowers?