Ugh, oh my the fruit flies.
They drive me crazy this time of year.
I've even kept the fruit and veggies on the back porch to keep the fruit flies out there!
Sharon shared an idea that works wonderfully.
Ah, bless her!
This is what you do:
Put a few drops of Dawn dish detergent in the bottom of a glass and then add about 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar to the Dawn. My family gags with the smell of vinegar...but I did it anyway! Poor dears! But they haven't missed the little critters one tiny bit!
I used one of my vinegar cruets. I think they are cute and aren't mistaken for a dirty glass sitting on the counter. You don't even have to have the mixture by the fruit. I actually like to have it in a obscure place so the flies are attracted to go over there instead.
AND THEY DO!!! YAY!
The fruit flies go right to it and sink to the bottom of the glass. In a couple of days, if I start seeing flies again, I add a tiny bit more vinegar.
This is amazing. It makes me so happy.
And so, I hope you have a happy day too, even if it takes a little bit of vinegar and dish detergent to do it!
p.s~please spare me the embarrassment if I'm the only one in the entire world with fruit flies and sympathize with me anyway ;)