Monday, July 14, 2014

Drunken Fly Catcher

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
and finally
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.


Sunnybrook Farm said...

You may have had a sip or two if you heard all that singing. LOL

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

You're hilarious..."come fly with me" ...
I usually use a beer.
Fruit Flies check in and they don't check out!

Michelle said...

Cool idea. My husband wants to try this as soon as he preys the wine out of my death grip.

Harry Flashman said...

I bet they were singing German drinking songs!