The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147863   Message #3429412
Posted By: Bat Goddess
01-Nov-12 - 12:35 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Exercise - NOV````2012
Subject: RE: Declutter & Exercise - NOV````2012
I've got LOTS of decluttering and other work to get done and I really do find this thread useful and encouraging. And, believe me, I need all the encouragement I can get!

I've loaded the clothes washer for right after the dish washing cycle is done. I also need to neatify the stuff that is still left up at the FREE sign at the head of the driveway. And I hope to take a small 3-drawer chest up there, too. And maybe today I can nail Tom's feet to the floor and force him to go through all the shirts he doesn't wear so I can take them to Goodwill.

And, since it was this morning's post on the October thread, here's my previous post again on this thread --

So today I have to do the stuff postponed until go juice was restored.

Believe me, the shower and hair wash was incredible! (AND I used my save for special occasions or just want to feel really good Vitabath Green.)

As soon as Tom finishes breakfast, I can run a load of dishes through. Later, there are several loads of laundry.

Anybody got any ideas on how to get rid of some really annoying flies? They're larger than fruit flies, much smaller than house flies, not drain flies (V-winged medium-size fly with black "dust" on them).

Kitchen and bathroom -- which seems to mean the attraction is water. They just all of a sudden appeared one day in late September and more seem to regenerate as fast as I can get them to take the sticky walk.

Flypaper strips (and "invisible" strips on windows) fill up immediately, but they just keep coming. Fly traps of cider vinegar, sugar and dishwashing liquid don't seem to attract them into drowning. I've tried the non-poison flying insect spray, but it may be old since even spraying right on them (neat trick if you can do it) didn't seem to work. I'm about at wit's end. I don't want to use toxic stuff around Tom and me or the cats.

I'll consult with an entomologist (and fiddler) friend at tomorrow's Press Room session, but I'd appreciate any advice. (Thanks, Maeve, for the PM!)