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Old 09-30-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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We have been experiencing an invasion of fruit flies or something larger. They seem to be attracted to the bath room morror. It started four weeks ago with an occassional visitor. Then every week since they seem to have grown in population. Last night my wife thought that they were coming from the AC duct. We keep the sink drain closed and the bath drain covered and have no idea where they reside. We do keep fresh fruit and tomatoes. But there are none in or around the covered bowl. Has anyone else had this problem?
Another question, my wife has killed tiny spiders on the bed room ceiling all summer?
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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We have been fighting spiders all summer here in Waco. Have not had the other bugs so far. Also had a mud-dobbers nest appear on the wall next to my side of the bed. Not sure how they got in, but the nest was full of little spiders - weird.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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We have been experiencing an invasion of fruit flies or something larger. They seem to be attracted to the bath room morror. It started four weeks ago with an occassional visitor. Then every week since they seem to have grown in population. Last night my wife thought that they were coming from the AC duct. We keep the sink drain closed and the bath drain covered and have no idea where they reside. We do keep fresh fruit and tomatoes. But there are none in or around the covered bowl. Has anyone else had this problem?
Another question, my wife has killed tiny spiders on the bed room ceiling all summer?
We had the same problem at our home with fruit flys so my smart wife poured a couple of small cups of apple cyder with a few drops of dish soap. It takes over night to work but they fly into the apple cyder for a drink and then the dish soap prevents them from flying off. Each cup will have a bunch of them floating.

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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"Dave Thanks" for the info, I will do Ginny's remedy next wekend when we go to camp for the long weekend. But where do they come from? I thought that there was a problem with the holding tanks and not having a trap in a line and allowing those flitter critters in. We shall see next weekend!
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #5
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Hmmm, apple cider... I never thought of that. Being from Connecticut, we've always used Merlot. I know it sounds pricey, but it's comparable because you don't need the soap. After they stop in for a drink, If any can actually take off, they run into walls or fall asleep on the rim and fall in. If you want it to work faster, just put on a DVD concert like Chicago and put your wine glasses in front of the television. They drink a lot more if they think they're at a party!
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I prefer to give the flies the cider and keep the wine and music for myself.... but that's just me.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #7
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HOLD ON FOLKS I MADE A MISTAKE!! It's apple cyder vinegar with a few drops of dish soap.

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Hmmm, apple cider... I never thought of that. Being from Connecticut, we've always used Merlot. I know it sounds pricey, but it's comparable because you don't need the soap. After they stop in for a drink, If any can actually take off, they run into walls or fall asleep on the rim and fall in. If you want it to work faster, just put on a DVD concert like Chicago and put your wine glasses in front of the television. They drink a lot more if they think they're at a party!
OH the life of a fruit fly
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:34 PM   #9
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Hi All,

Apple Cider Vinegar is the correct thing to use. You can put it in a small dish or cup covered with tin foil. Poke holes in the tin foil with a large toothpick and set aside... this way it traps them and will not spill.

As for spiders... I am a long time boater... where are insects show up spiders follow immediately! They lay eggs right away and you spend the rest of your life getting rid of them. We use several products on our sail boat and the RW that can be sprayed around openings on the window mechanisms to keep them out or spray in cracks or corners where they hide to kill them and them kin.

Good luck... winter up in Canada slows them down for a few months... down south they thrive 365.


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Old 10-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #10
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Any home remedies for the stink bug? We have been infested with them on the east coast. They don't bite, but they look creepy and smell. At least the skunks have figured out a way to eat them.

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