Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Well, I was going to write about a much nicer subject.....the Christmas Dinner/Party hubby and I went to....but....I have to get second eldest daughter to show me how to get the picture from another site....for some reason when it was put on my computer by said daughter, which I very much appreciated, it didn't show up in the place where I access pictures for my blog! And I think that's the longest sentence that I've ever written! Anyways, it's 'the girl's' day off so maybe when she arises from her slumber she'll show me!

No, the subject that has been the bane of my existence the past week (at least) is fruit flies! You know, those pesky little things that swarm fruit gone bad? Well, I have them in the house and can't seem to get rid of them. We have tried many things.....containers of apple cider vinegar with some soap in it....that just seems to multiply them! We've searched everywhere for the source....thrown out every bit of garbage....cleaned every moist around the edges of windows where the condensation collects.....every damp face cloth, dish cloth goes into the wash. Yesterday, I went around the house like some maniacal idiot spraying soapy water on every fly that I saw and wiping up the effect (dead fly). I am in despair!!!!!! In two weeks, I'm suppose to have eighteen people sitting down to Christmas dinner and I don't think they'll enjoy fighting for the food with the fruit flies!

If anyone out there has any solution, I would be eternally grateful!


Luke said...

Wish I knew a solution. We get them at our house from time to time, and it's annoying.


Tracy said...

I don't know how to get rid of them, sorry to say, but the one thing I would say equals your problem is the swarm of bush flies we had this time last year. They were terrible and annoying and we just had to wait for the plague to make its way elsewhere.

Dawn said...

Did you check your plants? Sometimes they will gather in the soil and get way down deep in the pot. If you have any live plants in your home, take them out for a few days and see if it cuts down on the infestation.

Hope you find a solution!

Kerri said...

I had this problem a few years ago. Turns out I had some nasty stuff downstairs (unbeknownst to me, items out of the freezer had been left in a cooler when we were defrosting it!)....and that was the source of my fruit flies. The cooler got opened for two nano seconds and then pitched into the garbage even fast. Plants are another source, might have some infected soil. Anything new lately in the way of plants?