Some people call them gnats, others call them fruit flies. By any name, they’re intolerable! I detest the nasty little insects! When you try to eat, these unrelenting pests dive toward your food like kamikaze pilots and then into your face so quickly that you begin to feel as though they’re literally fighting you for your meal!
With cantaloupe, apples and bananas in my kitchen at present, it’s no wonder I’m being annoyed by these pesky intruders. I love fruit but would rather not eat than do battle with these critters. So, in my determination to rid my space of the elusive pests, I did what I always do. Research.
First and foremost, I found out something I never knew and didn’t want to know. They bite! The female actually needs a blood “fix” from a mammal in order to stay fertile. And once she mates, she will lay hundreds of eggs. Isn’t that encouraging?
But hope reigns. I also found a suggestion about getting rid of them. And it works! My source said to mix apple cider vinegar with a tiny drop of vanilla flavoring, put it in a small container and place it wherever you’re seeing the gnats. Though a little skeptical, I did it without delay.
Later this evening, I discovered one of my little blood-sucking intruders floating in the concoction. Just for a moment, I felt like dancing around my kitchen singing "Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead!"