Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fruit flies when you're having fun

Annette was singing over some strawberry hulls that had been left on the table overnight:
"Fruit Fies, don't bother me,
Fruit Flies, don't bother me,
For I belong to Mommy!..."

I bought a bunch of bananas that were just about to turn past their peak because they were on sale and because I love to make banana bread. Thing is, I got busy and didn't make it. I threw the bananas out the day before yesterday because they had started to mold. But even though they are gone, the fruit flies have not gotten the memo. Now they are voraciously hungry, poor little fellas. I made fruit fly trap a while back to get rid of them. I think I will need to make another one.

Here is how I made it:
I put a piece of fruit in the bottom of a jar. ( I used clear glass so I could see if it was working or not)
Then, I made a paper cone that set securely (no gaps, those are tiny little guys) point side down into the top of the jar. The tip of the cone should have a very small opening so that the flies smell the fruit, fly in and get trapped. They can't find their way out of the small hole.
I got the idea off the internet somewhere and it did work well.

Now to get that tune out of my head....


Kelli said...

I'll have to remember the trap idea for when the fruit flies visit me! They are obnoxious little things!

Melissa said...

Poor little fruit flies! They are only hungry! lol
Melissa, I caught up with your posts and left about 3 comments along the way. :)