Holy Effing Fruit Flies!!!

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    :mad:

    I go on vacation for a week and a half and i return to an apartment with a gazillion fruit flies


    sooooooooooooo not cool

    fml
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    'Tis the season apparently cause I have seen an abundance of them myself

    Sorry man, good luck with that
    I know it is frustrating when you return to have to deal with that

    At least your cat didn't poop on your monitor :D

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Fruit flies suck! :mad:

    Sometimes they live in drains...
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i guess it doesnt help i had grapes from 5 months ago sitting in my fridge either or open beer bottles on my counter after i had finished them

    yea i cleaned out my sink and i saw a bunch fly into my face
     
  5. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Eat them.
     
  6. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i suppose the flies are good for protein lol

    oh you mean the grapes? yea i forgot apparently
     
  7. nyte3k macrumors member

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    The worst part now, is that when you sit down and eat they'll fly all around your plate!
     
  8. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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    I went away for two weeks a couple of years ago!
    The apartment above mine had a fire, and the fire department did a really good job of putting it out!
    I think it took them about 8 Hours to put it out....

    1000's of gallons of water poured into my place, and I lost EVERYTHING!


    Get over it, be a man - do some push-up's or something!
     
  9. David G. macrumors 65816

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    Oh my. :( Sorry to hear that, of course it's all over now tho.
     
  10. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Really? That's what you have to contribute? :rolleyes:
     
  11. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Where did you go on vacation? Hate fruit flies and plant flies as well.
     
  12. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I'd suggest procuring a garden spider. We had one live under a cabinet once, just above the fruit bowl and it feasted all summer until it died. If you can find one you're golden!
     
  13. theblueone macrumors member

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    My favorite garden path sentence: Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
     
  14. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Oh man,

    I misread the thread title.

    I was expecting "Holy Effing, Fruit Flies"

    Like flying pigs but with fruit. It would have been a nice sight to see...

    [​IMG]
     
  15. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I was away for two weeks, and forgot about the garbage sitting in my garage... including a bag of lobster shells from a delicious lobster dinner that I had eaten the night before I left. When I got back home yesterday, the smell in my garage was unbelievable. :mad:

    I think I'd prefer fruit flies :p
     
  16. velocityg4 macrumors 601

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    You could get a couple of bug bombs to remove those fruit flies. Just set it off and leave. They should be dead when you get back.

    Then thoroughly clean everything that could be contaminated.

    I had a mini fridge that was replaced with a larger one, for a full size kegerator. Then stuck the mini fridge outside, unplugged and forgot all about it. Well the freezer part of the mini fridge was left full of salmon roe. Which I found out six months later when I opened that fridge.

    That is the foulest odor I have ever known. Black liquid came oozing out. It took multiple passes on that fridges interior with bleach until the odor finally was eliminated.
     
  17. tabasco70 macrumors 6502

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    Vacuum Cleaner. suck the flies out of the air.
    unless you want to try chopsticks.
     
  18. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    vaccum cleaner is a good idea
     
  19. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    When I had a fruit fly problem in my apartment I took a clear beer bottle and put some apple cider vinegar in it.
    Then made a funnel out of a piece of paper. Fruit flys go in and they do not come out.

    Left that on the counter for a week and that was the end of my fruit fly problem. I would change out the beer bottle every few days with a new one. Throwing the old one away.
     
  20. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Go to Walmart, in the pesticide section there are these cylindrical sticky fruit fly catchers (4 for $1?). It's safe for you and the environment and works like a charm.
     
  21. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It's your own fault, why are you complaining about it here? Memo to self, when visiting Duke's house don't eat the food!;)

    Hope you get rid of them soon.
     
  22. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i took your advice and set up these traps!!!!

    take that dumb bugs!

    yea, i threw out all the fruit and evrything

    it didnt occur to me when i was leaving lol
     
  23. phungy macrumors 68020

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    You should start seeing them land on the ribbon. Hopefully it'll take care of 90% of the flies. Just replace it with another after 24 hrs. Take pics and post it :D
     
  24. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    I hate fruit flies, I always think I'll breathe them in. It's scary!
     

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