… and now we pause thoughtful blogging topics for a quick household tip.
Looking for a quick and convenient way to rid your home of those pesky fruit flies? I used to get so many that I started naming them and introduced my son to his new aunts and uncles. Then one day, providence hit, and quicker than I could change into an Elmer Fudd hunting hat, the new family members were instantly disowned.
Take the floor attachment off of your vacuum cleaner, turn it on, suck ’em up with glee. Instant gratification!
You can even pull them right out of the air! So satisfying in a predatory way.
I haven’t seen any survive in my bagged vacuum nor the bagless canisters. If you’re worried about that you could always empty the bag or bagless cups into your outside trash bins.
If you don’t have a vacuum, you could try the method suggested at: Suburban turmoil
Here’s the recipe she advises verbatim:
First, take a wide mouth jar and fill it 1/2 — 3/4 of the way full with apple cider vinegar. (No other vinegar will work, btw. It has to be apple cider vinegar.)
Add a few drops of dish soap, then fill the rest of the jar with water until the bubbles reach the rim of the jar.
WATCH THE CARNAGE.
It’s early (almost) spring in New Zealand where I live. But I shall giggle about these fruit flies until summer comes. And then… fruit flies suck! A great blog thanks.
I got a good laugh at the thought of the great impending summer fruit fly suck in New Zealand.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I will see you at BBP-G soon.
I’m dealing with these buggers right now. And can finally get rid of the apple cider vinegar I bought for some random recipe that I apparently never got around to making. Thanks for the info!
Thanks! Now, I really had to laugh because I was actually in the midst of a fly sucking job while you were reading this post.
Thanks for stopping by Michelle, and I look forward to going through some more of your posts – and congratulations on the Fresh Press!
Was it really instant gratification? Or instant degnatification?
Clever! Definitely instant degnatification gratification!
Move over, Martha, there’s a new sherriff in town and her name is Woman. Blog Woman….
… and she enjoys her, far too rare, martinis Bond style.
(she blows the smoke off the end of the hose before she saunters into the setting lights of the pantry).
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Febreeze wroks: I enjoy the irony of using it to take them out AND make the kitchen smell better sometimes too…
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Really – I am going to give that a shot! No pun intended. Thank you, for the tip. And, thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment.
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Any time! – Greg