I’ve got a random tutorial and fun video to share today, in case someone else out there happens to get terrorized by the tiny pests known as fruit flies.
A few weeks ago I had them swarming in my house and not a clue where they came from. I mean obviously they’re attracted to fruit, but we didn’t have any old fruit, and even when I got rid or all the fresh produce they still seemed to linger.
Finally I looked up how to kill fruit flies, and found some interesting ways to make fly traps. With a little trial, error, and tweaking I found what I think is the perfect way to kill fruit flies naturally.
A cup/bowl/container of some sort
Apple cider vinegar
A small piece o fruit for good measure
1. Pour apple cider vinegar in the bottom of the cup. Just enough to have a layer at the bottom.
2. Add a tablespoon of dish soap to the vinegar.
3. Cover the top of the container with cling wrap.
4. Poke holes in the cling wrap using the tip of the toothpick. You won’t need to make the holes bigger than the tip of the toothpick. Those little beasts can squeeze though just fine and if the holes are too big they’ll be able to fly back out.
Here are the directions in video form. Excuse my noisy kids in the background.
I caught all of those nasty beasts and the picture isn’t pretty. Actually it’s gross and awesome at the same time. Mission accomplished!
Let me know how it works for you, and share with your friends who need to know!