They are everywhere!
Fruit flies here, fruit flies there.
Where the heck did they come from?
I'm not sure but I do know where they are going.
I set up a fly catcher using a Ball jar and open ended cone
made of rolled up paper and taped down so they can't escape.
Inside I place a cucumber, a piece of tomato and
Wine, you say?
Sure, it's sweet and attracts them, so why not?
I did notice an odd thing. They were staggering.
Looking closer- they were drunk.
Sloshed, hammered, buzzed, three sheet to the wind!
Then I heard it, a soft rhythmic buzzing.
I held the jar up to my ear - I KNOW that tune!
They are Singing!!
Drunken fruit flies singing
Fly Me to the Moon
I'll Fly Away
Come Fly With Me
Some won't believe me,
I can hardly believe it myself.
All I know is my song will be:
Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me!
Just kidding, guys!
I did make the fly catcher and I did use wine.
It works, they fly in and can't get out
so I release them to the wild twice a day.
I think they made their way into my (inside) potting soil
so now i have to figure out how to get rid of them there.
If nothing else, there are gnats.
In the meantime, here are some other tips on
getting rid of flies.