We're not talking infestation here, but we seem to have up to 20 persistent fruit flies in the kitchen - regardless of the presence of fruit! Can't figure out where they're coming from! How do we get rid of them? Quick - before we start naming them!
Commented on Sep 09, 2012
Any fruity liquid that they are attracted to works -- some better than others. Cider vinegar
works best but it loses its effectiveness after a few days and should be replaced. A few drops of dish soap break the surface tension so they sink and drown, otherwise they can do the equivalent of "walk on water" and just fly away. There are also drain flies that might be mistaken for fruit flies but the cure is the same for the drain pests.
I was able to recreate a $700 Restoration Hardware desk for around $50. This is a really easy build and I may just steal it for my own room ;-)! You can see more tips and photos at http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2012/07/restora...
Commented on Jul 15, 2012
College kids have been doing this for years -- that and cinder block book shelves.
Here's a link to a CNN story about a guy that accidentally killed his 40,000 sq ft lawn with a product he thought was just for weed control. (sorry about the ad at the beginning)
I'm also posting the label on the product.
Do you think the label was sufficient to tell him what he needed to know?
Commented on Jul 13, 2012
There is a mutual responsibility here -- the manufacturer and the user of the product. The
label puts an emphasis on WEED control and lists Bluegrass and other grasses under "Weeds Controlled". I don't consider bluegrass a weed and I don't think most others would either. Most people don't read the fine print on labels, policies and lots of other documents but for our protection, we should. The text does say it will kill various grasses for 6 months -- he's screwed. However, a greater and more obvious emphasis should be displayed on the label that it kills grasses for an extended period of time.