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Critters – Ewww!!!

11 Jul

Allow me to define “critters”. These are creatures who are perfectly okay outside, but evil Satan spawn inside. For example, when I was digging up the wild spearmint to replant in my garden, there was a wolf spider by my foot. I watched him, he watched me, but no one was bothered. I understand critters exist. However, when they come into my home, it’s war.

I’ve dealt with sugar ants, flies, head lice (oh dear), mice, a skunk, and other unmentionables in my living space. This time, it’s fruit flies that are invading my sanctuary. They happen every few years when a child (or husband) leaves sweet foods on the counter. I immediately switch to war mode and insist they leave my home NOW!

I was using apple cider vinegar and dish soap in a bowl to first lure the bugs then stick them in dish soap until they die.

It wasn’t working. The problem was that the dish soap sinks beneath the apple cider vinegar. I had to change my attack strategy. I removed the bowl and added a plate.

I know this seems like an obvious solution, but for me, it wasn’t until a coworker helped me out (thanks Rachel). Now, in addition to following every single family member into the kitchen to make sure they wash every single dish and wrapping our garbage individually before throwing it away, I’m actually catching bugs with traps!

Look! My first kill:

 

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One Response to “Critters – Ewww!!!”

  1. rebeccawrites78 July 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    My friend told me she puts the above combination in a spray bottle to kill the critters. She says Windex also does the trick.

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