Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Eliminating Fruit Flies...and Owls

During our recent week-long trip to Lake Michigan, we had quite a few issues with bugs. When the winds died down, there were many mosquitoes. The biting flies were legendary. They left giant welts on the back of my 8-year-old daughter (who must be allergic to bites) and at one time a hundred of them swarmed me while I tried to read at the beach. Inside the house, we had to deal with those annoying little fruit flies that land in your food. They seemed to camp out by the sink and tried to get into anything in the kitchen. They were so annoying that my brother-in-law went online and came up with a way to eliminate them with a home made trap. I don't remember all of the details, but I'm pretty sure it involved an empty Pringles can, some soap and water, and a permanent marker used to write "Fly Trap" on the can. It managed to catch a few flies here and there.

Not wishing to be outdone, I created an "Owl Trap". While we were still pestered by those stupid little fruit flies throughout the week, I can proudly say that we remained owl free for the duration of our vacation.

4 comments:

Uvulapie said...

You know I've got to ask how you managed to keep the llamas away...

Toni in the midst said...

Would this general concept work for yaps too? Because I'm really needing a few yap traps. Love the owl trap.
Blessings,
~Toni~

Me said...

Genius!

My kids are getting eating up by the blood suckers too. Their bites look like welts.

Sniz said...

Toni, what's a yap?