We’ve got bugs! Those snarky little devils probably came in on our fresh orchard picked apples. Well, I really don’t know. . I am only assuming. But that’s not the point. The point is that I do not allow fruit flies to be guests in my home. They need to be dealt with! Like any other bug problem I have encountered in my home, I needed to find a way to deal with them naturally. I really don’t like chemicals around my home and family. So I took to the web to find the easiest, most natural way of ridding my home of these teenie tiny pests.
I came across SEVERAL different methods for capturing our unwanted friends. Each one failed. . miserably. I would set out the trap, watch for a fly to take the bait and creep up on it quietly only to find the fly sitting on top of the trap taunting me. . then flutter away (probably laughing at me too). If you aren’t picking up on my tone of writing, this little fly infestation has become WAR!
After testing out probably four different “Best method” trials I finally came across one that actually worked and it worked really, really well. The best part of this story is that the method that finally worked was the easiest to create. Don’t you love it when you spend tons of time doing things the extravagant way because more complicated MUST mean better right? Only to find out that you’ve been totally over-complicating things? Yep. . this is where I am right now.
So here it is. . the easiest way to get rid of fruit flies in your home, naturally. Ta-Da!
You Will Need:
Apple Cider Vinegar (or wine)
What to Do:
Fill a container about 1/4 of the way full with apple cider vinegar. Take a dollop of dish detergent on your finger and rub it over the surface of the vinegar.
After doing some research I found that my other methods were failing because the flies could land on the vinegar without falling in. Applying dish detergent to the surface will change the vinegar causing the fruit flies to “slip through” and drown.
I hope that none of you ever have to deal with this, but if you do. . I want to help make you prepared! A tip like this should not be kept to myself!
Reasons why you should welcome “some” guests into your home:
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