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Monday, October 5, 2009

Capture those fruit flies!

If there's one thing that annoys me is fruit flies hovering all around the kitchen. You go to the farmer's market and stock up on produce, only to invite the pesky guys in as well. I finally found something that works to get rid of them - and its all natural!

You'll need:
- apple cider vinegar (NOT white vinegar)
- dish soap
- jar with a lid
- something sharp to poke holes

  1. Carefully poke some holes in the lid.
  2. Fill the jar with some apple cider vinegar (1/4 - 1/2 c.).
  3. Add a drop of dishwashing liquid and swirl it around a bit.
  4. Cover the jar with the lid.
  5. Sit patiently and wait.
My Trap:

See them floating in there?:

My catch after 3 days (after emptying most of the vinegar):

  • Make sure your counter compost container is emptied regularly (its a haven for fruit flies).
  • Just a drop of dish soap is all you need - it breaks the surface tension.
  • Although my holes were kind of large (and I saw some flies go in and then out), I was still a successful hunter!


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