We designed eek-o to accommodate a variety of philosophical approaches. The standard approach to the disposal of unwanted bugs is “kill the buggars!” To each their own, but we at eek-o would like all our customers, including those with more gentle leanings, to have a great experience, all the way from capture to removal.
That’s why we designed eek-o to be easily opened and re-closed. It enables multi users to save you money by getting several loads of bugs captured with one eek-o. But more importantly to some, it makes it possible to practice the “catch and release” method for getting rid of your unwanted bugs.
1 Catch and Release:
Once your eek-o has done its job, take it 100 yards or more from your home and pop it open. You will find that the occupants are very anxious to leave and flee immediately.
There is no danger of any lingering on you or even nearby. That’s the last you will see of them. It is very unlikely that they will ever find their way back to your home. There are too many other tasty options in the vicinity to distract them.
Fruit flies are part of the food chain. So by putting healthy, non-toxic, mischievous bugs back into the outdoors you are helping keep nature in balance.
2 Water Dunking
If you prefer to terminate your problem quickly, hold eek-o under the tap until it is about quarter full. Hold it securely so the two halves don’t come apart and shake vigorously until everything inside is waterlogged. In the sink, pop it open and wash the contents down the drain.
The last step, and this is very important, is to run some hot water down the drain. If the conditions are right fruit flies can quit happily breed in your drain, but with a good wash down with hot water, they won’t stick around.
3 The Big Freeze.
To reuse your eek-o, or if you are throwing into recycling and want to make sure no bugs escape in the process, the big freeze method is easy and effortless
Simply place your eek-o in the freezer for about 20 min. In that time all your bugs will have gently expired, never to buzz about, land in your wine or cause havoc in your house again.
Remember, When you are ready to throw eek-o away never put in the rubbish, always in recycling.