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Old 06-15-2013, 06:17 PM   #11501
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I had my best luck in a fruit fly trap with banana peels. Probably because that's what they came in on.
That's why we wash the bananas. It's also cut down on the tarantulas.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:28 PM   #11502
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Today we are having a chill out day...did too much yesterday trying to get the orange tree stump out...we have decided to get someone in to do it
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:18 PM   #11503
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I had my best luck in a fruit fly trap with banana peels. Probably because that's what they came in on.
I'm having this sense of deja doodoo that last year about this time I was complaining about the same flies. Several nice people then gave me answers, which I obviously promptly forgot.

Vinegar, honey, banana peel. Got it.
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That's why we wash the bananas. It's also cut down on the tarantulas.
First time there is a tarantula will be the last banana ever....
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I'm having this sense of deja doodoo that last year about this time I was complaining about the same flies. Several nice people then gave me answers, which I obviously promptly forgot.

Vinegar, honey, banana peel. Got it.
So, you are having an episode of CRS???
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:11 PM   #11506
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First time there is a tarantula will be the last banana ever....
Apparently they're common with large banana shipments. We only get a few bananas at a time, no tarantula yet, just fruit flies. Am thinking Beagle might like her own tarantula, though she might eat it. They actually make pretty cool pets.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #11507
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That's why we wash the bananas. It's also cut down on the tarantulas.
I remember my one uncle telling me about the tarantulas amongst the bananas when I was a kid. He was an engineer on an ocean freighter.
Not for me Especially since I don't swim.
"Man touches spider on ocean freighter and drowns"
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #11508
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i get fruit flies from cheap grapes that i buy for my birds. but i guess it could happen to overripe bananas.

as in the old adage, "time flies like an arrow. fruit flies like a banana".
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:29 PM   #11509
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I remember my one uncle telling me about the tarantulas amongst the bananas when I was a kid. He was an engineer on an ocean freighter.
Not for me Especially since I don't swim.
"Man touches spider on ocean freighter and drowns"
Pac? Really, a manly man like you?? You have to pet them the way the hair grows, like a dog, otherwise it can embed and cause itching. They can bite, but you won't die from it unless you're allergic.

Our cleaning lady went white as a sheet, put the big Windex refill bottle on top of a cricket that got into the bathroom, and came screaming in to get me as I was on my way out the door. Thankfully I was home and was able to save her from it. She was hyperventilating.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:37 PM   #11510
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Apparently they're common with large banana shipments. We only get a few bananas at a time, no tarantula yet, just fruit flies. Am thinking Beagle might like her own tarantula, though she might eat it. They actually make pretty cool pets.
Not around me, please thanks!!! Or snakes or lizards...I like them just fine in their own habitat.
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