Wednesday, October 03, 2007

When Flies Attack...

Ack! Leave fruit on your counter for a few days and what happens? Massive swarms of nasty fruit flies! All I ever wanted was ripe fruit! Is that too much to ask? I think not. Should have put them in the cupboard. But seeing as it's much too late for that now, I've resigned myself to battle. Sure, if I just get rid of everything they want to eat, they'll probably die off eventually, but I am NOT banking on it and I'm NOT resigned to living with them for the next week or so.

My most loathed pests list goes as follows:

1) Rodent & Cockroaches. *shudder*
2) All types of flies.
3) Centipedes
4) Any bug that can jump or run faster than I can smash it.

I can hardly handle dishes in my sink or things out of order in my kitchen, let alone nasty bugs representing all things filthy. So today I embarked on an internet quest for a weapon of mass destruction. I found a site that listed many home remedies: apple cider traps, peach schnapps traps, and even a simple concoction made from milk, sugar, and pepper that would supposedly tempt them into drinking and them suffocate the little buggers. I tried them all and apparently I have smart fruit flies with self-control. They'd rather starve than be trapped! Maybe they're on a diet.

So I'm now moving on to Phase 2 of my lethal attack: Hot Shot No-Pest Strip. Apparently it releases an odorless vapor that will knock any little flying insect dead. Let's see if they can survive this. Mwahahahaha.....

Update: After launching my unsympathetic attack last night, which ended up including Windex zapping, I'm proud to say that I won a clear victory.

7 comments:

heidikins said...

Ugh, nasty. I remember in some science class in high school we were breeding fruit flies, and for some reason part of the process involved sucking them from one jar to another to stun them and put them under a microscope... and being the VERY graceful teenager that I was; I managed to get a mouth full of fruit-flies... ick, I'm nauseous just thinking about it.

Larramie said...

Congratulations on your clear victory. ;) Ironic, isn't it, that even the smallest of insects can make everything feel dirty?

LEstes65 said...

My rule is, any bug that wanders into MY territory (ie - my house) forfeits it's right to life. When I'm out in THEIR territory? I leave them alone. Glad you won!

ORION said...

LOVE your dragonfly!!
(I presume those insects are acceptable!)

ellesappelle said...

Congratulations! It's scary how satisfying killing can be, isn't it?!

All the same - you didn't swallow any, did you? (My recent Australian outback Experience with a capital E, and obviously Heidi's too)

Andrea Jolene said...

Ewwwww. You forgot the creatures from the black death of disgusting scurrying wretches SPIDERS. Kill 'em! Kill 'em ALL!

~Virginia~ said...

*shivers* I HATE roaches! Bleh! Lizards creep me out, too. I totally give women a bad name when it comes to insect killing...I always make Jason do it! :)