For reasons I have yet to understand, my apartment has been invaded by fruit flies. So much so that I’m not certain if I still live in my apartment, or if I live in a well-organized dumpster and just haven’t noticed the smell. Let me explain myself a little here. I am not a messy person, by any means, and I am genuinely surprised that Jake has not left me in the middle of the night because of how often I get on to him for small messes (I’m a delight to live with!). The idea of leaving food out in the sink or on the counter (with the exception of bananas because I’m not a monster and refrigerate those), makes my skin crawl, and I wipe down surfaces almost daily…yet, here we are. My inner Monica Gellar is currently at an all-time high, and I am disinfecting everything in sight. The trash is taken out, the sinks aren’t clogged, and (to my knowledge) nothing had died or rotted in my tent size apartment, so I have no idea where these tiny nuisances have come from. I once had this problem before with a college roommate, but I knew where the flies were coming from and was quickly able to get rid of them with some apple cider vinegar traps (small bowl filled with 2 parts ACV + 1 part water, cover with saran wrap, and poke holes). This time they seemed to have figured out my line of defense and have multiplied in retaliation. This is ultra embarrassing, but I’m at the point now where I just want to cry because I can’t figure out what’s causing the problem and it is driving me nuts. So people of the internet, what do I do? Is there some sort of fly equivalent of a scarecrow I can put up? Do they respond to passive aggressive remarks? Can I charge them rent? Can I pay them to leave? Okay, I’m kidding, but really, what do I do? I’d like to avoid any sort of bug bomb situation at all costs, but if that’s what it comes down to I guess we’ll cross that war zone when we get to it. Help!
Bug rants aside, I hope you all have a great weekend! Hopefully, I can come back on Monday less of a frazzled mess, and more a fruit fly warrior. I’ll be running the Must Dash 5k tomorrow, so I’ll see y’all next week with a new race recap!