Apologies ahead of time that my “welcome back after a long weekend” post is kind of gross. But here’s the deal. David and I were out of town for the long weekend and when we returned home, we had a fruit fly problem. Bad banana? Rotten lemon? That’ll do it. So I decided to try something I’d heard before with a special little touch. And it totally worked, which was awesome! So here’s a quick how-to on getting rid of fruit flies.
Apple Cider Vinegar and dish soap.
Special ingredient: white wine. Bugs always gravitate to wine. (Don’t we all…)
No science here, I just eyeballed everything. About a cup of ACV. About 1/2 cup (or about a 2-3 second squeeze) of dish soap. And then a splash of white wine, what ever you have on hand. Red would probably work too, or coke/sprite. Something sugary.
Put it all together and since it’ll HOPEFULLY be collecting bugs, put these ingredients in a container you don’t care about.
I put it up off the counter so it wouldn’t get knocked into or anything. And I put it out around 6pm on Monday. Around 6am on Tuesday, it was full of bugs. 12 hours later. Ew. And awesome at the same time.
Fruit fly potion above, not pee.
Like I said, coming home to a kitchen with fruit flies is never fun and even though summer is winding down and hopefully these little guys will be gone soon, I had to try something. So for those of you that are spending your end of summer days with buggies, try this. It totally worked!