When you think fall in the Pacific Northwest, you imagine crisp, cool days….maybe leaves changing, perhaps a bit of rain. What you don’t anticipate is the proliferation of bugs!! All of a sudden your kitchen is swarming with fruit flies. Then you try to walk through your yard in the morning and you’re wiping off sticky spider webs. Its like they’ve been waiting for Portland’s “typical weather” to return before making their appearances.
Now, personally, spiders don’t particular bother me unless they are huge and hairy. And I find certain awe in the intricacies of the webs that they can weave in such a short amount of time. Its hard to imagine what I could accomplish if I were that productive!
However, fruit flies are just downright annoying! I’m still trying to find ways to get rid of them. I’ve tried letting them drown their sorrows in my leftover red wine, but that just seems like a waste of good wine. I make sure that my kitchen is super clean and I’m trying to get the compost outside everyday. I found this article from our friends at Good Housekeeping on six ways to kill those buggers. Of course the first uses Apple Cider vinegar, I mean what doesn’t that cure?! I’m off to try a few of these…I’ll let you know how it goes.