Monday, June 20, 2016

F#*$%@ Fruit Flies

Last year, I had a fruit fly incident. I noticed a few of them buzzing around, but I did my best to ignore them and carry on with my business. then one day I came home from work to this:


Yes, a literal swarm of them. It was awful. 

Since that traumatic experience, I've been a little intense about them.




I pretty much keep hefty in business over the summer.

(yes this is a banana and tomato free household now.)
Ok, maybe I'm a little too intense. 


Solves the problem, though. 

What do you guys do about these tiny evil flying demons?

13 comments:

  1. Cup of apple cider vinegar, cover top with Scotch tape, sticky side down, leaving a narrow slit in the top. Works as a trap. Gnats and fruit flies get in but can't get out.

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  2. OK maybe burning your place down is a bit of an over-reaction but I totally have your back on why you did that. Damn, those little pests.

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  3. I read somewhere that they lay their eggs inside the kitchen sink drain -- that's why they're so hard to get rid of, because new ones are always emerging in waves from the sink. So this article recommended running bleach (I believe) through the drain to regularly cleanse it from these pests.

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    1. I have read this too. They love drains those bastards. Whenever we buy food from whole foods they start coming around. They're like oooh look at the pesticide free pepper! PERFECT. I HATE THEM

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  4. I've never had this problem because that would require the eating of fruit and fruits and vegetables are not welcome in this household.

    And look at kitty, just standing there, doing nothing. Isn't pest disposal her job?

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  5. I made blueberry crumble a few weeks ago. One sad, lonely piece remained in the pan, covered with foil. I saved it for my beloved son, who loves blueberry crumble. Then I noticed a few fruit flies, followed by a million fruit flies. The blueberry crumble went down the disposal. The fruit flies disappeared. My strawberries are frozen, so I don't have any fresh fruit in the kitchen. That's how I get rid of fruit flies. Dispose or freeze.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. I pretty much go through the same measures as you. I used to separate them by eye color in the lab, but eventually they took over the whole building. I have a looonnng history with drosophila and it isn't pleasant.

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  7. You are in no way overreacting to fruit flies. Fire is the correct response.

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  8. If there are fruit flies hovering in the produce section, I'm buying frozen vegetables. And apples. Pretty much the only fruit I eat is apples, and I keep them in the fridge. No fruit flies in my kitchen!

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  9. I had a hoard of normal flies around my kitchen window last summer. I couldn't figure out why. Finally I left bleach soaked paper towels out for a few days on the windowsill and that got rid of them.

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  10. Around here we use red wine in a glass, covered with saran wrap with a hole punched through. We've had them pretty consistently since we moved into this apartment. I was wondering about the drains though and now I see that they do live there. Looks like I need to buy some bleach!

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  11. Around here we use red wine in a glass, covered with saran wrap with a hole punched through. We've had them pretty consistently since we moved into this apartment. I was wondering about the drains though and now I see that they do live there. Looks like I need to buy some bleach!

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