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Fruit flies

We get fruit flies all the time. They appeared several months ago and we've never managed to get rid of them all. If we try hard (searching the house and vacuuming them out of the air, leaving out small bowls of vinegar which attracts and kills them, etc.) we can usually get rid of most of them, but there are always a few that evade our grasps.

Yesterday we bought a tiny little venus fly-trap (3-inch carnivore, says its label, which is cute) and brought it home and put it in our kitchen. We haven't seen a fruit fly since. I think they all got scared and left.

Of course, this means our flytrap will starve. Sigh.

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bitter_jade
Sep. 29th, 2003 08:17 am (UTC)
I have the same problem. What a friend of mine told me to do was to pour a little bleach into your sink drain (they hide there), then put out an inverted coffee pot or a cup with banana smeared on the inside. Aparently, it traps them because they can figure out how to get in, but not how to get out. Then you just empty it outside or wherever. Although, I really dig your venus fly trap solution. I might do that, now!
(Anonymous)
Sep. 29th, 2003 10:54 am (UTC)
If you're not a vegetarian, if you give them a crumb of raw hamburg either daily or weekly they're satisfied. I stole your element thingy from Enigma. its great.
bj
westernactor
Sep. 29th, 2003 12:20 pm (UTC)
I think the solution is clear.
Just poke your finger and feed it a few drops of blood. I mean, what's the worst that could possibly happen?
inkster
Sep. 29th, 2003 02:44 pm (UTC)
Seabrooke bought me a venus flytrap last year because we had so many flies in the house from leaving the door open so the cat could go outside (on her leash) but still come back inside when she wanted to.

It never figured out how to catch flies. We even caught one and fed it to it, and it never ate it. It was strange.

Glad yours is working better for you ;)
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