Fuck You Fruit Flies

mills

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I threw the last garbage bag out and lysoled the can. They're back and the only thing that could be attracting them is snot-filled tissues, because that's the only thing in there.

These assholes are literally eating my snot. I have a bad cold and the realization made me puke all over myself. Fuck you drosophila.
 

mills

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No and besides they only buzz near the garbage can.

I lysoled the shit out of the thing.
 

notmikeh

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My co workers are constantly leaving food out and we are always dealing with flys. Fucking slobs.
 

LiddyRules

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Don't let it bother you. Especially now that your master's gone away.
 

gleet

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Is your garbage can diabetic?

Take a little jar and pour in some apple cider vinegar, and a squirt of Dawn liquid. Cover it with plastic wrap and poke a few little holes. Fruit flies go in the holes, fall in the liquid they so dearly love, and die. Soon you have a disgusting jar full of drowned corpses.
 

mills

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That's fucking awesome. What's the point of the plastic wrap though?
 

mills

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You can just sort of close your hands together, and, you know, squish them. But it's kind of dirty. And your palms get tingly after a while. It's just such a bother.
 

DrewDown

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That's fucking awesome. What's the point of the plastic wrap though?
Makes it harder for them to get out once they go in. This method works really nicely. It still works without the plastic, but the flies tend to lurk around the edges for a while before committing to their death. We keep a trap like this in our kitchen during the summer.
 

mills

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The focus of this thread was the MEDIA(anyone had a bio class?) these fuckers were consuming. Snot.
 

mills

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Makes it harder for them to get out once they go in. This method works really nicely. It still works without the plastic, but the flies tend to lurk around the edges for a while before committing to their death. We keep a trap like this in our kitchen during the summer.
Poor drosophila, we constantly bullied them in the lab, usually by making them cold. Making them cold makes them slow and clumsy and drowsy. I wish Jimmy would do a bit on them.
 

gleet

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The focus of this thread was the MEDIA(anyone had a bio class?) these fuckers were consuming. Snot.
I don't think anyone is disputing that flies of various species aren't disgusting. You've identified the problem, I've given a cure.
 

LiddyRules

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the focus of this thread was the LIBERAL MEDIA(anyone had a bio class?) these fuckers were consuming. Snot.
fify.
 

TrashyMags

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Clorox. Kills every fucking thing. Wash the can in the bathtub with water and bleach. Dry it off. Rub straight bleach, if you can stand it, on the inside. Use rubber gloves and stay in a well-vented area. Lysol for good measure.
 

Motor Head

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I had a problem with them awhile ago. Drink 3/4 of a bottle of cheap Merlot, or dump it out if you don't drink wine and set the bottle in the area you are seeing the little fuckers. They will crawl in and end up drowning in wine.
 

Fustercluck

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never go to a dive bar and look at the bottoms of any sugary liquors, you see tons of them floating.
 

DrewDown

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Clorox. Kills every fucking thing. Wash the can in the bathtub with water and bleach. Dry it off. Rub straight bleach, if you can stand it, on the inside. Use rubber gloves and stay in a well-vented area. Lysol for good measure.
I always mix my clorox with some ammonia. It definitely keeps the flies away. For awhile anyways.
 

gleet

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never go to a dive bar and look at the bottoms of any sugary liquors, you see tons of them floating.
Well which is it, young fella? Cuz iffen they's on the bottom, they ain't a floating. And iffen they's a floating, they ain't on the bottom.
 

Ballbuster1

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I had a problem with them awhile ago. Drink 3/4 of a bottle of cheap Merlot, or dump it out if you don't drink wine and set the bottle in the area you are seeing the little fuckers. They will crawl in and end up drowning in wine.
10 lashes for wasting alcohol.

The only thing that should drown in wine is a person.

There's way too many things out there to kill bugs to waste
even shitty booze on them.
 

Buster H

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#24
In addition to the vinegar in the bowl, another great method:

1. cut the top off of a 2 liter bottle
2. place a banana peel in the bottom
3. invert the top of the bottle and tape it in place with duct or packing tape.

The little fuckers will fly into the bottle, but since the top is inverted, it's hard for them to find their way out.

I had a pretty bad infestation in 05 or 06. I was working 12-14 hour days for 4 weeks straight. In order to wind down and get some sleep, I would kill a 6 pack every night after work. The recycling piled up quite a bit and they started breeding in the bottoms of the beer bottles. Took me about a week of setting various traps for them once I got rid of all the beer bottles.

Also, if you see them flying around any of your sinks, there's a possibility that they are breeding in your drains. Pour boiling water down all your drains to kill the eggs.


edit: I found that balsamic vinegar worked best at attracting the fuckers, but apple cider vinegar worked OK too