gross

Hamilton, OH

#1 Sep 11, 2009
anyone else having issues with sour bugs? I did some caning last week and I have had them every sense and it is driving me crazy. I have nothing set out that they could get into so I dont know how to get rid of them.( we dont have like swarms but you find them here and there)

Since: Aug 09

Bellefontaine, OH

#2 Sep 11, 2009
What exactly are sour bugs? I have been seeing alot of beetle-ish bugs lately that are driving me crazy....
gross

Hamilton, OH

#3 Sep 11, 2009
Sour bugs are little knat looking bugs and often are found in an open loaf of bread or sweets.
Wrusty Wrench

Asheville, NC

#4 Sep 11, 2009
gnats

make sure all trash and garbage are removed, and containers are clean

gnats can breed in drains
pour 1/2 cup of ammonia down suspected drains, let it sit overnight

next night, pour 1/2 cup of oil in drain, to sit overnight as a barrier

make sure you don't have any "dry" traps

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Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#5 Sep 11, 2009
gross wrote:
Sour bugs are little gnat looking bugs and often are found in an open loaf of bread or sweets.
Do you mean fruit flies? They run and fly both. Yeah, we've had a lot of those this summer. They like to get in my beer and wine -- they drown in the wine dregs, LOL!!! When you said caning, I wondered if maybe you meant canning? I can see little black beetles being in caning materials or fruit flies hanging around if you are canning fruits and vegetables.
gross

Hamilton, OH

#6 Sep 11, 2009
MollyHigh wrote:
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Do you mean fruit flies? They run and fly both. Yeah, we've had a lot of those this summer. They like to get in my beer and wine -- they drown in the wine dregs, LOL!!! When you said caning, I wondered if maybe you meant canning? I can see little black beetles being in caning materials or fruit flies hanging around if you are canning fruits and vegetables.
Yes you are correct I did mean canning.(I missed that) and growing up I always thought fruit flies and sour bugs were the same. Guess/maybe not. Any ways it is gross and I hate it. We leave nothing sitting out so I dont know why we still have them.

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#7 Sep 11, 2009
Rinse out all your soda/beer/whatever cans before you throw them away. Rinse all dishes. Don't leave fruit like bananas, etc. sitting out. This is the time of year for them and no matter how clean you keep your house, they're still gonna come in.

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Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#8 Sep 11, 2009
Well I thank God it's not just the squalor in my compound that brings em in!

Since: Jun 07

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#9 Sep 11, 2009
MollyHigh wrote:
Well I thank God it's not just the squalor in my compound that brings em in!
It's probably all those Milwaukee Best empties sitting around your compound, Molly. Try rinsing them out! lol

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Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#10 Sep 13, 2009
Logan County Mom wrote:
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It's probably all those Milwaukee Best empties sitting around your compound, Molly. Try rinsing them out! lol
Milwaukee's Best ICE! 6%. I shake the empties out, but maybe that is not enough?

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#11 Sep 13, 2009
MollyHigh wrote:
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Milwaukee's Best ICE! 6%. I shake the empties out, but maybe that is not enough?
And Molly, if you brew your own beer, all those hops plants hanging around probably draw those nasty lil' knats as well.

Since: Jun 07

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#12 Sep 13, 2009
MollyHigh wrote:
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Milwaukee's Best ICE! 6%. I shake the empties out, but maybe that is not enough?
Milwaukee's Best makes an ICE?*shakes head* No wonder this world is going to hell.

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Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#13 Sep 13, 2009
Some day I would like to get back into brewing my own beer and fermenting my own wine. I'm not sure I could equal the 5.9% alcohol level in ice beers, though I think so.(Regular beers are about 3.8%) The breweries rely on a freezing technique to remove some of the water from the finished beer. However, it is possible to reach levels of 12%-13% in wines, so I think it should not be all that hard to do without the "ice" process. European beers and ales are about that high I think.

Making beers and wines is a real art and a joy.
Jir Cough

Mount Vernon, OH

#14 Sep 14, 2009
ummm ice wine

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Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#15 Sep 14, 2009
Jir Cough wrote:
ummm ice wine
Did you know that wines die of global warming as they reach 13%?(I should have said autopollution, but I like global warming.) In order to get wines up to 20%(as in sherry or port), you have to fortify them with added grain alcohol. Extra alcohol is also added to sparkling wines like Champagne.

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