I just couldn’t seem to find the time to tangle this weekend! Why? I had an invasion of little fruit flies. There were a few and in no time there were hundreds!
Oh what irritating little things they are. I went looking for the source. None of the fruit in the fruit basket was rotten, but I threw them out anyway, just to make sure. I bought new fruit and put it in the refrigerator so the little evil things couldn’t get to them.
I washed out my sink, because I read that milk attracts them too and I thought maybe the sink had some milk or something in the pipes.
I cleaned out the Italian coffee maker, emptied the trash (although there wasn’t much in the bin), put the glass jars outside (although they were washed in the dishwasher), …
Nothing seemed to help.
Tricks like vinegar with a drop of soap caught a few, but most of them just sat on the side of the little dish, looking at the vinegar not tasting it so they would fall in!
I made several traps, nothing worked.
I bought fresh basilica, because I read that the little flies hated that herb, but my flies just sat on the leaves!
ARGHHHH I was going crazy!
So I went to the store and bought a bug spray. I know, not ecological, but I was already fighting the little annoying things for two days and they just seemed to multiply instead of increasing!
So I put the kids upstairs, sprayed the ground floor and waited for 15 minutes. And well most of them were dead or dying! Hurray!
But after spraying the house, I had to clean everything, the handles and the cupboards, all my kitchen utensils (I was so angry I just started spraying without putting these in the cupboard)…
I still left a few traps, but now there is just one astray fruit fly here or there … they will die or leave soon … I hope.
That is why I’m quite late with posting and why I combined the dare of Erin and the challenge of Laura in one tile.
I started with the dare on top of the post, but made some ‘mistakes’ (I know mistakes aren’t possible in zentangle) but still I didn’t like it.
So I did a second one. It’s quite swirly and busy, but that’s because my mind was still thinking about the swirly fruit flies, I’m sure!
Last week I did do some collage ATC’s to trade, just to put on my flickr album to trade. I hadn’t done collage in a while, but I liked it and I think I’ll do some more of them soon.