Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fly Away

As I told you before, our garden is really producing well this year. While this is a tremendous blessing, there IS one drawback.

Fruit Flies

These little pests are the bane of my existence during the summer months. You may not notice the little creep when he sneaks in on your tomato, but within a few days, you have a whole colony alive and well in your kitchen.

They make me CRAZY!!!

They can hide everywhere. Even in plain sight. I have even found several concealing themselves inside of a medicine dropper for no apparent reason. They are very tricky little buggies.

During the heat of the day, you can often find me stalking them in my kitchen. It's too inefficient to try to squish them all by hand, so, with my vacuum wand in hand, I hunt them down, one by one. A soldier, armed and dangerous. I suck them up as fast as I can find them. I stir them out of their little hideouts and watch them scurry to find a place to land, then I whip around in a very stealthy fashion and POUNCE! HAHAHAHA! Sometimes if you're lucky you can see me trying to catch one while he is careening through the air. I resemble a lunatic waving my magic vacuum wand at an unseen entity.

Maybe I am a lunatic...

There's one thing I know for sure.
If I have to be a lunatic to get rid of these creatures.
So be it.


  1. Ha! I'm totally laughing! You are such a cutie.

  2. Have you tried the apple cider vinegar trap? A jar of that stuff, plastic wrap with a few's like a McGyver version of a venus fly trap!