Saturday, October 04, 2008

Fruit Fly Remedy

We've been having problems with fruit flies. We have a little container in the kitchen that we put coffee grounds, vegetables and other stuff prior to taking it out to the compost bin. It seems no matter how often we empty it, the fruit flies abound around that container.

Connie's mother suggested a solution: Get some apple cider vinegar, add a little dish detergent and put it in a small open container in the problem area. The flies are attracted to the vinegar, get into it and can't get out.

It works. After a day or two, no more fruit flies all over the kitchen.


At 11:02 AM, Blogger Rose said...

I'm trying it!

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Fred said...

It looks like you might have to refill the mixture after a couple days, or so. We got a whole bunch of the critters, but it seemed to become ineffective after a couple days. Connie mixed up some more and more have been trapped.

At 8:09 AM, Blogger Carol said...

Vinegar is the best stuff! It make your counters shiny, wipe them down with straight white vinegar. White vinegar and water makes a great cleaning solution and disinfectant.

At 10:05 PM, Anonymous Sandi said...

I need to do this. My apples and banannas tend to attract quite a few - it's like we can't eat them fast enough. Thanks for the tip.


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