Have YOU had trouble with fruit flies lately?
Just in case you missed my post a couple of years ago, I thought I'd be all helpful-like, and re-post it. Fasten your seat belts--I am about to give you an EASY BREEZY SOLUTION (literally-ha!!!) to murder those little suckers.
Without further ado, here is the super-secret solution for fruit fly homicide...from October 2010...
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 squirt or two of liquid dish soap.
Leave the dish out overnight, and watch those fruit flies take a nose-dive 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 fruit flies died happy--swimming in the apple cider vinegar.)
On a related note...I am loving vinegar's widespread applications lately, and am using it for more and more things around the house. Do you use much vinegar?
How about you? What is your favorite natural remedy around the house?