The other day my friend Mary Katherine was asking if anyone knew how to get rid of fruit flies? I remembered a trick I heard a long time ago and decided to try it. Apparently we had attracted quite a few of them from some bananas and a long buried peach!
Fruit Flies are attracted to very ripe fruit and when a mother lays her eggs they will hatch within 24-48 hours. You will see one and then there are lots and they are so annoying. They will pop up very quickly and are very hard to catch and get rid of. This is the best way I have found to combat these little bugs. First throw all the fruit away because they have microscopic larvae on them..yuck! You also don’t want a place for more fruit flies to lay eggs and multiply. Do not put any fresh fruit out for a few days. Take a shallow dish and pour in some vinegar (I only had apple cider on hand). Then pour in a few drops of dish soap, this will break the surface of the vinegar. The fruit flies are attracted to the vinegar and will end up drowning in the solution. Its and easy non-toxic way to get rid of fruit flies and the kids think it’s pretty neat too!
Do you have any other ways to get rid of fruit flies, I’d love to hear them. Please leave them in the comments below.
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I'm a mom of 3 boys, 2 by birth one by marriage. I love to cook, watch chick flicks, read and drink wine. I hate cleaning up my craft messes, doing laundry and the dishes! I love watching my boys grow and change and see how differently they view the world. Join me on the blog where I try to provide you with recipes and tips to make your life easier!