The accidental fruit fly killer!!

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Candy Hummer Recipe
Well Seasoned
Silver Springs, NV (pop. 20,434)
Member Since Apr 2011
Candy's notes for this recipe:
I was cleaning a clients house one day and she'd been riddled with those terrible fruit flies!
I got angry with them for being in my way and a general irritant to me getting my job done and sprayed them with the lysol cleaner!
(Pun intended) They dropped like flies, every last one of them!
So I ran right out and bought some of my own LOL
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When you find the flies, spray them!

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user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Aug 10, 2012
Neat idea, Candy! I'm for sure going to get some. Every time we have bananas, or even banana peels in the trash, those pesky little things show up. They even follow us downstairs to the family room.

I had also heard that if you put little bowls of vinegar around, it attracts them and they fall in and die. I tried it and it works, but who wants bowls of vinegar sitting around the house? The Lysol will work way better!
user Candy Hummer nvmommyx6 - Aug 10, 2012
The little bowls of vinegar work best with saran wrap wrapped around them and a couple small holes poked in the saran wrap so they cant get out, however, like you said, who wants bowls of vinegar everywhere LOL
user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Aug 10, 2012
I have a bottle of Lysol disinfectant under the sink for yellow jackets. I would spray it, while it was in the window, to kill it. Never thought about fruit flies..
I even once tried the microwave for those fruit flies...filled up a small bowl with apple juice and left the door open. When it was full of flies I would shut the door and turn it on...did not kill a one. Did not work. Probably made super flies instead.
user Candy Hummer nvmommyx6 - Aug 10, 2012
Considering that microwaves change the molecular structure of anything put it them You probly made super bugs LOL, hope this would work on the super bugs!!!

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