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I accidentally left some fruit out that spoiled, and it's attracted tons of fruit flies in my apartment. how do I get rid of these motherfuckers? I've tried spraying them with deodorant and hair spray, but I don't think that's killing them, and I think spraying into the air randomly with RAID isn't very healthy.

suggestions?

EDIT:

solution found

Thanks to the chinaman next door, I have found the ultimate solution:



I can finally fight the flies in an epic manner. an electrified tennis raquet.
Last edited by CoreysMonster at Aug 13, 2009,
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do the raid thing. It's not as dangerous as it seems.

edit: buy a flyswatter and go to town.
#5
Quote by pantera456
do the raid thing. It's not as dangerous as it seems.

edit: buy a flyswatter and go to town.


Yeah man RAID isn't that bad. I use it religiously.

Also, I love smacking them with a newspaper. Not hard enough to kill them, but hard enough so I can punish them for invading my house
#6
Put some paint out. The like the smell and stick to it.
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I like this idea more
#11
Seriously? Nobody suggested a flyswatter yet?
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#13
I have successfully snatched 10 of the suckers out of the air, but there are too many of them!!

EDIT: ^ yeah, I swapped out all fruit and vegetables for pizza, whiskey and weed.
Last edited by CoreysMonster at Jul 18, 2009,
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Adhesive fly strips work pretty well. But yeah, scrub everything down and they'll eventually die. I had the same problem in my apartment -- my wife and I went away for a week and a couple onions left in our pantry rotted. Yuck.
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#16
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WTF you sprayed them with deodorant?


Yeah, they should at least smell good for being so damn annoying. That's the only logic I could comprehend out of such an action.
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Adhesive fly strips work pretty well. But yeah, scrub everything down and they'll eventually die. I had the same problem in my apartment -- my wife and I went away for a week and a couple onions left in our pantry rotted. Yuck.

EXACTLY the same thing happened to me, except with apples instead of onions.
#19
Better hope they don't lay eggs, there's a reason scientists use them in genetic related experiments.

I guess you could just swat away at em', I don't know i've had some real troubling killing these things before.
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#20
RAID the hell out of that place, and then go out for a few hours, then come back and open all you doors and windows to air it out.

I once got a bunch of fruit flies in my locker at school because the dude next to me left food and **** in his, and i just brought in some raid, and it cured mine AND his. Using raid on a colony of fruit flies is like dropping a nuke on a small city. there are NO survivors.
Last edited by Lt. Shinysides at Jul 18, 2009,
#23
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use a 1994 MacBook to hack into their minds and force them to self-destruct?
#24
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WTF you sprayed them with deodorant?

Usually works, surprisingly. If a wasp ever comes into my room and I spray it with deodorant, it heads straight for the nearest open window.
#25
Take a bowl and fill it with vinegar, cover it with plastic wrap and put tiny holes in it. Should get just about all of them.
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#26
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use a 1994 MacBook to hack into their minds and force them to self-destruct?


and he would plug it into the handy USB port at the base of the flies
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vinegar
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Usually works, surprisingly. If a wasp ever comes into my room and I spray it with deodorant, it heads straight for the nearest open window.



the wasps sound mildly more intelligent where you live. i once sprayed a wasp with hairspray and it flew straight into the ceiling, fell to the floor and i stomped on it multiple times until it wasn't recognizable.
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Are you sure (why isnt that spelled 'shure'?) they are there cos of the fruit?
Anyway, throw rocks at them-works for me.
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#30
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i once sprayed a wasp with hairspray and it flew straight into the ceiling, fell to the floor and i stomped on it multiple times until it wasn't recognizable.

Haha, what a crappy way to go
#31
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Are you sure (why isnt that spelled 'shure'?) they are there cos of the fruit?
Anyway, throw rocks at them-works for me.

yes, I'm pretty sure fruit flies eat fruit.
#32
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yes, I'm pretty sure fruit flies eat fruit.


Yes, but fruit arnt the only things that attract flies...
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#33
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Yes, but fruit arnt the only things that attract flies...

I doubt it was my collection of alcohol bottles
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Take a bowl and fill it with vinegar, cover it with plastic wrap and put tiny holes in it. Should get just about all of them.


This.

I use an empty margerine container and orange juice instead of vinegar but the principle is the same, they'll get in, but for reasons i cant fathom they cant leave
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I doubt it was my collection of alcohol bottles

They might be alchoholic fruit flies.
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They might be alchoholic fruit flies.
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