don’t bug me.

Just kidding!

I was going to title this ‘shoe fly, don’t bother me’ but since today is not only a Tuesday, but the Tuesday after a 3 -day weekend AND the official end of summer.. added to the fact that it is cold & rainy here in the northeast & some many peeps had rainy first day of school pictures of kiddos getting on school buses…..

well, I thought that don’t bug me might fit some friends’ moods today.

me? not so much.. I love rain & ADORE fall.. so I’m not so grumpy, but I know I have friends who are. Sorry 😦

Ok.. this post doesn’t have a recipe.. so if you are looking for a dinner suggestion, tonight I can’t help you. Unless you want to make THIS

I CAN however show you how to get rid of the nasty little fruit fly.

Yup. You heard me. today I have an extermination  lesson for you all.

You know, in a barefootgirl, friendly , humane sort of way 🙂

And in advance, kudos goes out to my daughter-in-law Amanda who showed ME what to do when the little buggers were bothering her last month while she was here for a visit.

 

( and proof that you are never to old to learn )

❤  Amanda Sue  <3.. I’ve tried for YEARS to get rid of these things. And she got them on her first try. Brilliant!

Start by taking a piece of fruit or vegetable.. Something that you would add to your compost pile.. in my little lesson today, I’ve used half a lemon. But since I switch it out daily I’ve also had tomato pieces, cucumber ends and most recently, pineapple skins.

Anyhoo…. place yer veggie in a small bowl.  

Cover with a piece of plastic wrap then place a rubber band around the rim to hold it in place .

using a paring knife poke little holes in wrap.

Then place it in the area where the flies are hanging out. They find their way into those little holes in the top, but can’t get out! I collect usually at least a dozen.

Then just wait!  Once a day, I take this outside and release them, then make another..

:note: make sure you go outside to release. The first time I went to empty into the trash and basically just set them free back to my veggies.

So there you have it. So bub-bye fruit fly! you won;t be bothering me anymore 😉

xoxox

p.s.   no flies were hurt throughout this experiment 😉

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Comments

  1. Wonderful idea. Do you think that it would work on noseems? Every night while I sit watch TV and knit I get bombarded by them.(one of these days I’m going to stab myself with a knitting needle trying to swat them away Anyway, if you don’t think your idea will work, can you come up with another idea? Maybe ask Amanda.

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    • barefootgirl27 says:

      OH! don’t stab yourself with a knitting needle!!! I’m not sure about the no see ums… I’ll do some research & ask my favorite DIL….

      xoxoxo

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  2. Thanks, hon

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  3. Reblogged this on barefootgirl in the kitchen and commented:

    in honor ( or disgust perhaps?) of the amount of fruit flies that have showed up recently, I’ve decided to share this post from last year…. crazy give away later on today 🙂

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  4. Thriilled.. the littler *&^%&^%&% are pissing me off these days lmao.

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