plagued by little flies in your apartment? I have the answer.

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busanfoodguy
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Joined: 09/18/2009 - 14:03
plagued by little flies in your apartment? I have the answer.

During the summer, it is common to have lots of small flies around your trash area and flying around your apartment. I happened upon a remedy.

Near your garbage, lay out a large zip lock bag. Inside the bag, put a small container filled with red wine or fruit vinegar (two containers, one of each is best) and add a drop of dish detergent, then crinkle the bag so it stays slightly open.

The fruit "smell" will quickly attract the flies. Most will drown.

All you have to do to completely rid your apartment of "no see 'ums" is to occasionally close the bag and "smash" them. OR, you can take them outside and let them go.

Soon you will be rid of all of them. Until the next time.


saveall82
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Joined: 02/10/2010 - 18:25
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I was actually quite successful in dealing with my fly problem with a variation of your solution!  I put a scoop of that orange rind fruit drink stuff in the bottom of a tupperware container, spread plastic wrap across the top and poked a few holes in the top.  I was disgusted with the number of flies that appeared within the contraption just after a few hours!  I was also surprised that they'd fly in, but not out...I'm glad humans have evolved ;) 
Angel
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Joined: 08/16/2009 - 11:51
Re: plagued by little flies in your apartment? I have the ...
Never have this problem, my wife keeps the place spotlessly clean.
saveall82
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Joined: 02/10/2010 - 18:25
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Thumbs up to your wife!

mattsid
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Joined: 09/15/2009 - 15:13
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Keeping any discarded food waste in your apartment is what seems to attract them the most. Solution, don't! Or if you don't fancy taking your food waste to the food bins after every dinner either flush it down the toilet (Koreans don't like you doing this, apparently it blocks them, but never had a problem) or keep food wastes in a sealed container. Personally I keep my food waste in a large tupperware which is then put inside the draw of my kimchi fridge, which is switched off, with one of those anti-fridge smelly things in with it. Not a single fly the whole summer and no stinky apartment.