Drying fruit is a great way to preserve it, and offers a new way to enjoy an old favourite. You can easily do it in your own yard with a dedicated solar dryer.
If you live in an apartment, you might not have access to a full-sized BBQ. However, you can improvise with a few cheap materials.
When flies invade your home, you can try to scientifically swat them all or use this simpler, faster method: spray them with glass cleaner.