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 Post subject: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:03 pm 
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I know we complain every October, but seriously. Is it me or are they especially bad this year? I have fruit flies in my freakin' bathroom. I have two apple cider vinegar traps and two friendly Daddy Longlegs who have built a beauty of a cobweb above my compost pail, and nothing. It's still a swarm.

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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:06 pm 
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I haven't gotten an infestation yet this year! Fingers crossed.


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Ugh. We have them. It makes me ragey because I keep my kitchen CLEAN dammit! I blame the unwashed beer glasses.

*glares at SoS*

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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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Ugh. We have them. It makes me ragey because I keep my kitchen CLEAN dammit! I blame the unwashed beer glasses.

*glares at SoS*

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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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Ours aren't too bad. They're there, but they love the compost so much that they mostly don't bother going anywhere else.

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Ugh. We have them. It makes me ragey because I keep my kitchen CLEAN dammit! I blame the unwashed beer glasses.

*glares at SoS*

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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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I have found them to be strange. In the past when I have had them I will have a million, right now I think I have 3.


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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seriously. I can't figure out where they're coming from, all my food is uninfested. Maybe it's time to baking soda/vinegar the drain? Harrumph.

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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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oops. Getting a lot of 500 errors and didn't know I posted.

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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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We have them but they seem to like the compost so much that they don't bother with much else.

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I finally broke down and bought some of those sticky fly papers to hang from the ceiling. I think everything's hatching now. I saw a mosquito in the bathroom this morning, the cockroaches are back, and I just found a flea on my dog, who never has fleas.

Oh, and my Daddy Longlegs(es) are out of luck. I saw a fruit fly hanging out on the web and I was like "yes! Triumph!" But then it flew right off, taunting me. Fruit flies are impervious to cobwebs! My poor Daddy Longlegs, they're so hungry...

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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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Wow, I guess I'm lucky to NOT have fruit flies. We've had ants lately though, but I think fruit flies are worse.

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No fruit flies here... But that's because I end up putting a lot of the compost stuff down the drain/InSinkErator, instead of in the compost bin. It's not even on purpose, that's just a reflex learned from childhood.

I did have ants for a day, until I removed the baklava that was hidden behind my ceramic jars from the counter. Ah, boys...
At our old apartment, my boyfriend had this beer keg that he never drained completely... Fruit flies LOVED that thing. UGH! Luckily a friend wanted to use it, and cleaned it before he returned it.


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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maygles wrote:
seriously. I can't figure out where they're coming from, all my food is uninfested. Maybe it's time to baking soda/vinegar the drain? Harrumph.


Is this the trick? Because I'm baffled as to where they're coming from at this point, though there are fewer than there were a few weeks ago.

eta: I know I'm not in the Bay Area or even remotely near it, and I'm not even sure how I stumbled upon this thread other than the creative title enticed me, but I'm glad I did, because I have this problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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i don't have fruit flies. but i have drain flies!!! they laid eggs in the bathroom sink and it's really gross....


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:35 am 
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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
I finally broke down and bought some of those sticky fly papers to hang from the ceiling. I think everything's hatching now. I saw a mosquito in the bathroom this morning, the cockroaches are back, and I just found a flea on my dog, who never has fleas.

Oh, and my Daddy Longlegs(es) are out of luck. I saw a fruit fly hanging out on the web and I was like "yes! Triumph!" But then it flew right off, taunting me. Fruit flies are impervious to cobwebs! My poor Daddy Longlegs, they're so hungry...

this post makes me really happy i live in sf and not in the east bay. since moving here i have never seen a mosquito or cockroach, i think it is too cold for them in my neighborhood!


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this post makes me really happy i live in sf and not in the east bay. since moving here i have never seen a mosquito or cockroach, i think it is too cold for them in my neighborhood!

I'll be happy to transplant mine for you! Every time I open my window at night some horrible thing flies in and bites me.
Our cockroaches have seemed to come back this week too. They had been gone, or dormant or something for almost a month.

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Imitation Of Chris wrote:
littlebear wrote:
this post makes me really happy i live in sf and not in the east bay. since moving here i have never seen a mosquito or cockroach, i think it is too cold for them in my neighborhood!

I'll be happy to transplant mine for you! Every time I open my window at night some horrible thing flies in and bites me.
Our cockroaches have seemed to come back this week too. They had been gone, or dormant or something for almost a month.

maybe my cats just eat them!


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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I call your fruit flies and raise you ants as well. seriously, i think the rain drove them out. we were doing so well this year until just today.

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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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Gnarly! I haven't seen any yet but since I just moved cities I have been trying to get into the habit of buying minimal groceries, as I go.


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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Ugh I have them too. No matter how much I clean and how often I take out the trash and compost, they are there. I try to leave the windows open to give them a way out but they always come back somehow!!

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If anyone needs a solution and isn't opposed to trapping, they LOVE apple cider vinegar.


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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I had a BUTTLOAD last month, all hanging about my kombucha and annoying the fork out of me. But I think they're gone ::knocks on wood:: cause I've only seen like 2 in the past week.

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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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Yes! Grr.
It's like a cloud wafting above my kitchen sink.

What do you do to get rid of them?

I cut a liter soda bottle in half, and put bait in (cat food, apple cider vinegar), and flip the top upside down and stick that in the bottom part. Some of them get stuck in the bottom half. But lately I've had so many that even this trap isn't working.

Somebody mentioned drain flies. How do you get rid of ones in the sink?

I'm glad somebody mentioned the flies cuz here I was thinking, Oh my house must be so gross and unsanitary, what with the fly cloud.


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Area: Fruit Flies re-create Egypt's Eighth Plague
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We had a cloud of fruit flies IN THE FRIDGE at my office! Someone left a half apple in there to save for later, and the temp was not as low as it should have been, and when I opened the door to get soy for my coffee, they swarmed out! It was crazy! They've since been eradicated from the fridge, but there is one lone one in my office that drives me CRAZY all day.

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