Rid your home of fruit flies
- Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Now speaking of the blogging community....
I was reading one of my favorite blogs, enviromom, when I scrolled down to the post titled: How to get rid of fruit flies. I jumped for joy after reading her simple and natural solution on how to rid my home of the pesky fruit flies that were invading us (specifically my daughter's room which had become home to not only our fruit flies but to all the fruit flies in the surrounding states)
- Put a little cider vinegar in a small bowl or jar, along with a piece of fruit (I used an apple core.)
- Cover it tightly with a piece of plastic (I used old bread wrappers) and poke a few small holes in the plastic with a toothpick.
- The flies will be attracted to the smell and will find their way in, but won't be able to get out.
- When you've caught a few dump them outside (in your compost bin!) and do it again until you are fruit-fly free.
I actually placed 3 containers around the house; 1 in the kitchen, 1 outside my daughter’s room, and one in my daughter’s room. After a couple of days I ...