You guys do NOT want to know what I found in my living room. But I am going to tell you anyway.
It's fruit fly season here. They are disgusting, but inevitable. You can keep their numbers down by promptly taking overripe fruit outside and cleaning up the kids plates quickly. I know this is what it takes to not have hundreds of little black bugs flying around all the time, but it doesn't always happen. Still, I do my best.
They were even at the grocery store the other day, which was somehow even more disgusting than having them at my house, but at the same time I felt a little better that the professionals were struggling too.
Anyway, back to my living room.
I've been seeing fruit flies in there, many miles away in fruit fly distance from the kitchen, where they like to feast on my kids' leftovers. But sure enough, there were always five or six of them hovering around these chairs we have. Super gross, but I sniffed around and couldn't find anything. I made a mental note to get a bug zapper one of these days, but sort of figured there was nothing I could do about it.
I'm not sure when I started noticing them, maybe two or three weeks ago? Who really knows.
But today when the kids pulled one of the cushions off one of those chairs to build a fort I saw it.
A black smear down the back of the chair, behind where the cushion was.
And half a banana jammed down into the spot where the back meets the seat. At least it was a banana several weeks ago before it underwent liquification.
And all around it was the freaking Rome of fruit fly civilizations.
I gagged so hard.
And exclaimed in a loud voice "WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!"
The kids were fascinated with it. Until I (very bravely) used a plastic bag as a glove to get it out of there and throw it in the trash. Unfortunately, those little freaks are FAST and I only got one or two in the bag.
If you need me, I'll be at Home Depot buying a bug light so big it requires a five day waiting period.