They don't bite..:)
dont walk around with your mouth open ;)
they are everywhere in my kitchen lol
So the vegan line stops at animals but not at insects? Just curious.
Thanks Greenmama, it includes insects, please no more stories of how to kill them, thanks guys!
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Thanks for your thoughtful reply Mantika! :) I'm sure others are thinking the same thing.
I think you summed it up nicely here:
Perhaps you only wanted to let me, us know that 30BaD does not like when we encourage ANY type of killing, even if bug or bacteria?
The way I see it is walking the middle path. Try not to kill or harm any living being but there are times it is so impractical to avoid killing that you do. It is easy to avoid getting fruit flies so killing them isn't necessary and should not be encouraged. Even if you do get an infestation their lives are so short, if you get rid of their food supply they will not multiply and the infestation will be gone in a day or two at most.
I know what you mean, Mantika. I don't like storing fruit in the fridge, either, and often have cases of fruit ripening everywhere. Did you see Roger Haeske's tip about storing fruit in your oven? Of course my oven would not be big enough for all of the fruit I have. LOL!
I find that most of the problem has to do with storing organic waste scraps inside the house. If you throw your fruit and veggie scraps in the kitchen garbage can or a compost bin and they sit there for a few days, then the eggs have time to hatch and the existing fruit flies that come in have time to lay their eggs and those can hatch. If you immediately remove fruit that has visible damage/ eggs, and do not leave any scraps inside, then the fruit flies won't have a breeding grounds. I occasionally see a couple fruit flies that came in on the fruit I bought, but I don't have scores of them like I used to.
I also had trouble with fruit flies when I had an indoor vermicompost (worm bin). If you have one of those, it's best to make a new one lined with fine mesh so the fruit flies can't get into it.
Finally, in the past, when I did have fruit fly problems, I would let spiders build their webs all over my kitchen. It was interesting to watch them catch and eat their prey. I realize that this makes me look batty to most of mainstream society. LOL!
Also, in the case of head lice, I highly suggest that you do NOT poison a child (along with the lice). Go outside with some oil and a nit comb and painstakingly comb out every bug and nit and egg. Much more likely to work than the poison anyway.
If that doesn't work, time to shave. :P
There's one nice thing about fruit flies... they don't suck your blood or cause an itchy scalp.
Oh lice, we had them for the first time ever and we combed them out and then applied neem oil and left it in our hair for a week or two. It worked great. My daughter visited sweet and sassy for a b-day party and came home with them! :P
If that doesn't work, time to shave.
yes an excellent idea indeed!!
i thoroughly approve!
Good question, where do we draw the line? Is veganism about non-killing or is it really about non-harmfulness?
veganism is about reducing the amount of harm done to living creatures. if you step on a bug you are still a vegan. if your house is infested with fruit flys, obviously people will likely want them out.
you can find some ideas to get rid of them online, as well as on raw-food-health.net
prevention is key. wipe down your kitchen and other food place areas. fruit flys are attracted to rotten pieces of fruit that might be at the bottom of a case, so remove those types of things. keep fruit clean....eat it before it goes bad..take compost out often and your fruit fly issue should be under control.