DIY: Fruit Flies Be Gone

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The fruit flies, or flute flies as my daughter calls them, ARE BACK. I hate fruit flies. They are gross and annoying.  I don’t know why but every year I forget that there is an easy DIY tip to get rid of fruit flies until 1 or 2 weeks into this horrible season. If you don’t get them, well lucky you!! They seriously start to creep me out to the point I feel like they are crawling on me. EW! The awesome part is when I do remember this easy trick, I can go right to the kitchen, concoct it, and let it start working its magic. Best of all it’s low cost too.

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Easily

  • Put vinegar in a small container. I go pretty with little jars or glass bottles and use balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or fruity vinegars.
  • Add a generous squirt of dish soap
  • Change the solution out every few days and start fresh, or as soon as you have a mass graveyard of fruit flies.

Within 2 days your fruit fly population should greatly decrease. Well, mine has every time I’ve used it, and I’ve done this for 3 years now. I put a jar of it next to my fruit bowl and anywhere the fruit flies tend to hover. Everything I have read says the vinegar attracts them and the dish soaps weights them down so they can’t fly once they take the bait. How scientific is that? I have no idea, but it’s working for me so I’ll stick with it.

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