Embarrassingly enough, I ended up with a nasty infestation of fruit flies this week. I think I must have left some debris in the garbage disposal unknowingly. Anyway, it was it was a pain!! I was at my wits end - they got into some candied nuts I had made for one of my favorite salad recipes as well as my broccoli sprouts. OK, it was time to put an end to the little stinkers! I tried all kinds of supposedly tried-and-true methods to get rid of them, including trying to drown them in a solution of soapy water and vinegar, and creating a bottle trap with rotten a banana in the bottom, but to no avail. But, I did find a successful solution - the vacuum cleaner! Fruit flies can't survive the trip into the vacuum cleaner bag, so that's the end. Period. It's quick and easy. It did take a few days to catch all of them, but once I sucked them all up, that was it! I've been much more careful about emptying the compost bucket and keeping the garbage disposal clean, but at least I know what to do if I have a problem again!