Fruit Flies Bugging You? Create a Quick Trap

CREATE A QUICK FRUIT FLY TRAP-01Summer is a delicious season. With melons, berries, and fruits dripping with juicy goodness, it’s easy to have sweets – natural sweets – on the counter. Alas! Those yummy fruits also beckon the little buggers known as fruit flies. If you would like to banish fruit flies – in any season – but do not want to hassle with plastic wrap, pin pricks, or creating other traps, try this trick.

How can I get rid of fruit flies simply and naturally?

  1. Put some apple cider vinegar into a dish.  (Any kind of cider will do, you only need a little layer – like a 1/2 cup in a bowl or cup.)
  2. Add a few drops of dishwashing soap.  (Any kind. Swish it around.)

How does an apple-cider-vinegar-and-soap trap for fruit flies work?

The vinegar attracts the fruit flies. The soap break the surface tension of the liquid.

Check out the sequence below: A few drops of dishwashing soap is added to some apple cider vinegar in a dish.  An hour later, the ruit flies have landed around the rim of the bowl.  Then, another hour later, the fruit flies have met their demise (not pictured).

fruit fly trap adding soap to apple cider vinegar

fruit flies come closer

What do I do after the fruit flies have drowned?

Simply toss the liquid (and dead fruit flies) down the drain and move on to enjoy your fruity treat.

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