Wednesday, October 8, 2014
BANISH FRUIT FLIES
I'm not sure what brought it on, but we've had an invasion of fruit flies for the past few days. Maybe the pears I left ripening on the counter...
Not many things are more maddening than those things flying in your face, and never quite being able to swat them! My friend had a similar problem in her home last year, and she finally got rid of them with a simple home remedy.
You only need two things that you probably already have - apple cider vinegar and dish soap.
Put a small amount of apple cider vinegar (about 1/4 c. or less is plenty) in a small dish, I used a ramekin. Add a small squirt of dish soap, and swirl it around with your finger. That's it!
Leave it out on your counter overnight and have patience while it works it's magic. In the morning, your bowl should be full of drowned fruit flies! The vinegar attracts them and the thick dish soap traps them in the mixture.
After about a day, we had over 60 in that bowl (my son counted!). I dumped it out and made a fresh bowl, and got about 10 more in the next day. I think they're all gone, yay!
No pretty decorating photos today, but I hope this tip comes in handy if you need it some day.