There was a miraculous occurrence last week. The second this year! My seven-year-old, Dani, was sent to her room for a brother scuffle. She didn’t immediately go as asked and received a much harsher room sentence.
Evie went into the same room to get something. After only a few minutes, that’s when I hear screaming and giggling coming from my two girls. “Mom! You have to see this! There’s an army in our room! They’re everywhere! One just landed in my hair.” I slowly made my way to there room. Our long-lost friends were back!
Dani could not have been happier! Not only did she get to leave her room, but there was an entertaining diversion from her punishment–a true miracle!
I glanced around and found my suspected source. I opened the trash can. A cloud of fruit flies immediately evacuated. And there it was–THE BANANA PEEL.
My Mom told me that she learned from my brother who I’m sure learned from a reputable source that the fruit fly eggs live in the stem ends of bananas. If you cut off the ends when you first buy the bananas then–no fruit flies!
I’ve been doing this. Only after several years of being fruit flyless, I got lazy.
Luckily, they’re not nearly as distracting as our other flying visitors–loud, taunting, buzzing, attacking flies! We don’t get very many flies, but we have a few in our house right now. They’re fearless and angry! Buzzing our heads and ears constantly!
Our other guests: a myriad of spiders, some tiny black beetles, and a few cute little ants by the back door.