25 Aug 2008
How to get rid of fruit flies naturally
- A little bowl (A ramekin used for crème brûlée works perfectly)
- Apple cider vinegar (any sweet juice will do if you don’t have this)
- Saran Wrap
Fill the little bowl with apple cider vinegar so that the depth is approximately 1in/2.5cm.
Cover with Saran Wrap (yeah, yeah, I know Saran Wrap’s not very eco but considering the alternative of using chemicals, this isn’t so bad).
Take a tooth pick and punch a bunch of holes in the plastic wrap. Make sure that the opening is big enough for them to get in, but small enough that they cannot get out. Do not put them around the edge.
- Place the bowl(s) on your kitchen countertop or under the sink; where ever they accumulate.
This trap will start working instantly. The flies will be attracted to the scent of the apple cider vinegar and enter though the little holes. Once inside, they will be trapped and not able to escape thus they die. They will fly around the perimeter of the bowl so make sure not to put holes here or they will get out. Within 1 hour of doing this, I had trapped 8 fruit flies and so far my fruit fly problem is gone! Anybody else had success in doing this?