This has been the most productive year for our little strawberry crop. They've been super dee-lish and fun to watch grow.
Now to the picture of the magnified fruit fly. These nasty little creatures are invading my kitchen!
Seriously, it's not like there's 3 or 4 flying around my kitchen. There are colonies! They love the corners of my windows. Baby fruit flies, adult fruit flies, mating fruit flies, dead fruit flies...THEY'RE ALL EVERYWHERE! So how are we combatting this problem? Well I've been Lysol-wiping the life out of these little guys, but they come back. I've sprayed Raid on these little babies, but they've come back. We got out the trusty KIRBY (for further Kirby info check out July 15th's post), but they kEeP cOmInG bAcK. I even sprayed some more toxic-may-as-well-inhale-carbon monoxide-Raid on the outside of my windows today in hopes I'd never see these pests again...but guess what? THEY'RE BACK!
If you're having this problem, this is what wikipedia told me to do:
-put some balsamic vinegar in a bowl
-cover with plastic wrap
-poke the wrap with a few fork holes (this should allow the buggies to get in but not out)
I'm going to try this little science experiment tonight and I'll report in a few days.
If you have any other suggestions...PLEASE HELP!!! We are in desperate need over here!