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Fruit Flies in the Microwave
« on: September 03, 2008, 04:35:39 AM »

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     One day last week I opened my  microwave to wipe it out and I saw a fruit fly in there - Not wanting it to mulitply I quickly closed the door and ran the nuker for 20 seconds.  I looked inside and he was still walking along the bottom.
     I reset the timer and ran the microwave for a full minute -- this makes almost a minute and a half for the tiny bug ---
     When I opened the door --- the fruit fly FLEW out!  Man those things are tough (though the apple cider vinegar/dawn trap does them in quite well!!!!)
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Re: Fruit Flies in the Microwave
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 04:57:55 AM »
You would be surprised just how many insects are resistant to radiation, and microwaves.
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Re: Fruit Flies in the Microwave
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 05:05:07 AM »
Scary isn't it.  I guess the tiny shall inherit the earth --- If you don't believe me -- just watch Wall-E and check out his companion!
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Re: Fruit Flies in the Microwave
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 02:09:25 PM »
Fruit flies are horrible. we have a few and can't get rid of them. You mind telling me more about the vinegar/dawn trap thing, or is it on here somewhere else? I'm going bonkers.  ###$$#@! ***(((* 

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Re: Fruit Flies in the Microwave
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008, 03:04:36 PM »
I trap fruit flies and gnats using an empty baby food jar with vinegar in it putting a piece of plastic wrap on top it using a rubber band to hold it tight and punch small holes in it with an ice pick they get in but cant get out.
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Re: Fruit Flies in the Microwave
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008, 09:33:49 PM »
I use an open jar with an inch of apple cider vinegar with 2 drops of dawn -- they fly in but never seem to fly back out
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I trap fruit flies and gnats using an empty baby food jar with vinegar in it putting a piece of plastic wrap on top it using a rubber band to hold it tight and punch small holes in it with an ice pick they get in but cant get out.
    "Hey, hey, hey, hey now.  Don't be mean.  We don't have to be mean. because, remember, no matter where you go, there you are."      - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across The Eighth Dimension