My mother has the weirdest strategy ever for killing flies.
What she does is she heats up some water to boiling, then tries to scald the fly by hurling the water at it. She claims this works really well. Except somehow last night, it all went wrong.
Apparently while throwing the boiling water at the fly, she instead hit the remote control, completely destroying it. She had to order a new remote.
And to add insult to injury, the fly survived the scalding and was seen in the living room today. Now my mother is trying to lure it into an ice cream trap, and I strongly suspect this second venture will also be unsuccessful.
Why not just use a swatter?ReplyDelete
Maybe she should try hair spray instead. More targeted, and she could just wipe the remote off next time.ReplyDelete
I can't... But... why?!?
Ummmm. Pest Strips anyone?ReplyDelete
She's lucky she's never accidently hit a person with the water...ReplyDelete
My husband's method of catching flies is even more creative: he's growing venus flytraps.ReplyDelete
It seems like hurling scalding water everywhere is just a bad idea all around...ReplyDelete
"Help me! Help me!"ReplyDelete
Have you explained to her that by using multiple unusual pest-control strategies she is merely selecting for a new strain of super-fly which will end up enslaving mankind in their unspeakable sugar mines?ReplyDelete
Stick with swatters. Flies with fast reflexes are annoying, but nothing more.
There's this swatter they use in China that zaps flies with small jolts of electricity upon impact. It's awesome.ReplyDelete