Getting "bugged" out

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Getting "bugged" out

Ash1141 Ash1141
Anyone else here getting invaded by stinkbugs or fruit flies? Ugh. The stinkbugs have mostly left my house but now I have occasional fruit flies. There is no fresh fruit in my house anymore. I swear they just like tormenting me! I'm hoping they all die off with the cold weather.
10/28/2011
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The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
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Originally posted by Ash1141
Anyone else here getting invaded by stinkbugs or fruit flies? Ugh. The stinkbugs have mostly left my house but now I have occasional fruit flies. There is no fresh fruit in my house anymore. I swear they just like tormenting me! I'm hoping they ...
Yep stinkbugs galore in Pa!
10/28/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
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Originally posted by The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Yep stinkbugs galore in Pa!
Oh and found fruit flies in my liquor.... sheeeeeeiiiit
10/28/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
fruit flies can live in your kitchen sink or around your trash. i had a fruit fly problem w/ the kitchen sink in my apartment 2 yrs ago. 2 girls in my class said that if you put out a bowl w/ apple cider vinegar & a few drops of... i wanna say dish soap, then it will help b/c they're attracted to it & it kills them.
10/28/2011
Ghost Ghost
We did recently have a number of house spider nests hatch and are currently covered in tiny spider babies.
10/29/2011
badk1tty badk1tty
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Originally posted by Ash1141
Anyone else here getting invaded by stinkbugs or fruit flies? Ugh. The stinkbugs have mostly left my house but now I have occasional fruit flies. There is no fresh fruit in my house anymore. I swear they just like tormenting me! I'm hoping they ...
Both, actually. Those fucking red & black stinkbug things cover half the outside of the house during the summer. It's finally getting cold enough here that they're starting to head off, finally. Boo!
10/29/2011
badk1tty badk1tty
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Originally posted by Ghost
We did recently have a number of house spider nests hatch and are currently covered in tiny spider babies.
OMG. I would burn it down.

"Ma'am, you're under arrest for arson."

"There were bugs, dude. My Bad."
10/29/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I've never actually had experience with a stink bug. Which I'm thankful for.
10/29/2011
Ghost Ghost
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Originally posted by badk1tty
OMG. I would burn it down.

"Ma'am, you're under arrest for arson."

"There were bugs, dude. My Bad."
Nah, I don't mind them. We "catch" them using feather dusters and then put the dusters outside overnight so they can walk away to the bushes.
10/29/2011
domsub1993 domsub1993
We are bug free right now-- thank the Lord!
10/29/2011
Vanille Vanille
Yep, currently dealing with fruitflies here...and the occasional Silverfish will crawl up my shower drain. Grossssss.....
10/29/2011
LQ LQ
I end up with fruit flies every time I get bananas. I always leave one sitting too long & eggs in the stem hatch, I guess.

My method for getting rid of fruit flies (aside from spraying poison stuff).

Fill a cup to the very top, half & half with water & vinegar. Add a few drops dish soap. Set cup in fruit fly infested area. (I usually do a couple & put in different rooms. Sometimes I'll toss in something sweet- fruit, honey- for extra attractiveness).

The reason it works: Vinegar smells nice to fruit flies (like fermenting fruit) & they go check it out. Normally they can hang out on or near the water without problems. But soap breaks the surface tension of the water & the fruit flies get sucked in & drown.

I was skeptical about this working, but seriously, if you leave the fruit fly trap overnight in a badly infested area, the bottom of the cup will be black with bodies in the morning.
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My bug wins: I had a black widow with a big web going between my back door & screen door the other day. Almost ran smack into it.
10/29/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by LQ
I end up with fruit flies every time I get bananas. I always leave one sitting too long & eggs in the stem hatch, I guess.

My method for getting rid of fruit flies (aside from spraying poison stuff).

Fill a cup to the very top, half ...
"I always leave one sitting too long & eggs in the stem hatch, I guess. "

This makes me really not wanna eat bananas any more D:
10/29/2011
Ghost Ghost
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Originally posted by Ryuson
"I always leave one sitting too long & eggs in the stem hatch, I guess. "

This makes me really not wanna eat bananas any more D:
I doubt there are eggs in the bananas. Really.
However, flies have an excellent sense of smell and bananas are rather smelly (in a yummy way) and they will come from many meters away to find your bananas. :3
10/29/2011
l'amour l'amour
I thought this was only happening to me!
My apartment is very clean, but at the moment it's INFESTED with fruit flies. There's nothing even around.
10/29/2011
LQ LQ
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Originally posted by Ghost
I doubt there are eggs in the bananas. Really.
However, flies have an excellent sense of smell and bananas are rather smelly (in a yummy way) and they will come from many meters away to find your bananas. :3
There can be fruit fly eggs on fruit. That's why they ask you if you are traveling with fruit when you enter California. It sounds gross, but it's not that big of a deal health-wise. On bananas or anything with a rind they're discarded with the peel. If you're dealing with something like a peach where you eat the skin, just wash it well.

"This is because they can travel into our homes, unbeknownst to us, as larvae on the fruit we buy. The adults lay their eggs, invisible to the naked eye, on bananas and other fruits, which later hatch while the fruit is in our fruit bowls." (Quoted from: Fruit Flies)
10/29/2011
LQ LQ
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Originally posted by l'amour
I thought this was only happening to me!
My apartment is very clean, but at the moment it's INFESTED with fruit flies. There's nothing even around.
They could be spreading from a neighbor if your apartment connects.
10/29/2011
TheCleansing TheCleansing
After reading I feel lucky. >.<
10/29/2011
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