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The Archies

Photo diaries from travels around our humble globe are still being posted; the unemployment diary has been downsized as i am now employed! I hope to post stuff to keep you distracted from your respective employment.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

How to get rid of Fruit Flies

Behold- Public enemy number one - the fruit fly. Not sure why, but ever since we moved into this apartment we've been fighting them.

Well, after going out last night without completely scraping our plates (*gasp*) we came home to a rather nasty swarm indeed. My wife hates these guys. In fact, she hates me talking about them, lest they infer she is not a sanitary person, so keep this on the down low.

But the reason i wanted to share this was because I turned to the internet for help, and boy did i ever find it.

And the mighty internet came through for us - big time. It suggested takng a small bowl, putting vinegar or red wine in it, covering it with saran wrap (cling film) and poking a hole in it, you will bake a "fruit fly trap"- the flies will get in, but can't get out. Well, it was worth a go- since we had a double bowl thingy, we tried both red wine and balsamic vinegar.

The little guys love it. At least till they die a drowning death. They particularly like the balsamic vinegar - and i can see a few of them swimming in that one at any given moment. The red wine is also effective, but clearly the balsamic has about 4 or 5 times more fruit flies.

Those dots you see at the top? Fruit fly remains. There's gotta be about 20 in there right now after 1 day. Home made pest control that's environmentally safe, fun, and, if you don't have a television, entertaining!


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  • At 2:16 PM, Blogger Rainypete said…

    That's way more effective than shooting with a shotgun. My poor walls are looking pretty tired. Thanks!

  • At 1:30 PM, Blogger Martini said…

    Great post. My wife would be proud of you. Environmentally friendly stuff rules!


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