Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Be Gone You Pesky Fruit Flies!

Are you tired of those pesky fruit flies that buzz around your kitchen - or any other part of your house? 

Have you tried smooshing them with your hand or, swatting them with a fly swatter with no success?  And, they just keep on coming back!  Ugghhh! - I hate it when that happens!
I don't want to use any of those chemical pesticides - that should be labelled humanicides (I'm not sure if that's a word - but you know what I mean).  So, what can I do?
Well, luckily I found a solution!  And it's simple and cheap - like me!

Here's what you do:
Get a small container, a bowl, a cup, a baby food jar- whatever you have handy.  Put some apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar in it.  Just enough for the little fruit flies to have a nice swim.  Put a couple drops of dishwashing soap in it and mix it up.  Set your swimming hole of doom out where you see the fruit flies.  In a day or two you will have the remains of a fruit fly pool party that you can pour down the drain.

For those of you who are opposed to killing the little blighters here is a blog that shows you how to do it with a funnel and a jar.  Happy hunting!

Get your hands dirty!


  1. Thanks for this tip Matt. I hate those little buggers.

  2. I'll have to give that a try. I have traps I bought that sort of work but I still always have them, especially around my worm bins in the basement.


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