If you followed along last week on our Great Bike Challenge, you know we've been out-of-town for over a week. When we got home from Maine, we had a little problem. Fruit flies. We were welcomed home by the friendliest sort of fruit flies--they just swarmed to welcome us!
Those pesky things are VERY annoying! They seem to come from nowhere, and honestly--give me the heebie jeebies.
I did a little bit of research, and found a VERY EASY WAY to escort them...well, onto their final resting place, that's where!
Don't you love a solution that uses common household products? To get rid of fruit flies, all you need are 3 things:
1. A bowl
2. Apple cider vinegar (or soda, fruit juice, or wine)
3. A drop or two of dish soap
Pour about an inch of the apple cider vinegar (from what I read, white vinegar does not work nearly as well). On top of the vinegar, put a drop or two of dish sop, and stir just a bit.
Leave the dish out overnight, and watch those fruit flies take a nosedive to eternity.
The vinegar/dish soap trap works really great--but don't forget to take care of the things in your kitchen that are attracting any flies. Put any fruit sitting out into the refrigerator (or throw away). Wash any dirty washcloths or sponges, wipe up any spills or messes.
(I'm sorry if there are any fruit fly animal rights' people reading. Just rest assured the fruitflies died happy--swimming in the apple cider vinegar.)