Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fruit Flies are Gross!

So I have a gross fruit fly problem.  And I know many of my friends have been having fruit fly issues this year, too . . .which makes me feel better about my problem.

I've tried lots of remedies over the years with varying degrees of success.  Until this summer my favorite method has been red wine in the bottom of a mason jar with a paper cone to lead the flies in and trap them.

Recently my friend, Val, suggested an idea I'd heard of but hadn't tried.

She said to put apple cider vinegar in a bowl with cling wrap on the top with hole in it for the flies to crawl in.  It's been working amazingly!

Here's the bowl with vinegar and cling wrap about 3 minutes after I put in on the shelf.

And about 3 hours later - 90% of these guys are inside the bowl.

So the fruit flies are gross, but at least I have a way to destroy the nasty little buggers.

And one of the reasons I like to post on this blog is accountability.  I was so embarrassed to post these photos with my dusty shelf that I cleaned it so I can assure you readers it doesn't look like that anymore!


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