Yes, I’m a DIY girl. But never did it cross my mind to add DIY fruit fly killer to my “things I can do” list.
I hate bugs. H.A.T.E. Of course I tell my kids “hate” is not a nice word, but they don’t read my blog, so I’m not caring today. For whatever reason, the fruit flies have gotten out of hand in my house. They are multiplying in front of my very eyes. And unfortunately for me, I have several “floaters” in my eyes, so what I’m batting at may or may not be the real flies. It makes for some funny looks from the rest of my family, let me tell ya. 😉
So I did what any DIY-er with a question would do. I Googled. “How to get rid of fruit flies” I asked. The answers ranged from you’re S.O.L to just pack up and move. (I’m exaggerating just a wee bit.)
I choose to go with the humane way… drowning in apple cider vinegar and dish soap. (not me, the fruit flies.) And to my amusement and slight disbelief, it worked! I giggled! I love it when simple things work.
Just 2 ingredients… Apple Cider Vinegar and dish soap.
No measuring. Just a couple squirts of liquid dish soap and a little bit of cider. Cover with plastic wrap and secure with a rubber band. Then use a fork to poke holes in the top. The little buggers can get in, but they can’t get out.
I have two glasses set out on opposite sides of the kitchen.
Bye-bye fruit flies!
Gross picture, but see?? It works! I caught 10 in one glass in just a day. I still have more ‘cuz they are pesky, but I have no fear. I am now the DIY Fruit Fly Slayer! 😀