Fruit fly trap. True story.


The kitchn's got some great tips. This one, for example:
Honestly, can someone not be annoyed by them in summertime?
With this little simple trick problem is solved. Or at least diminishes a lot:
You pour some apple vinegar in a cup, add one or two drops liquid detergent, and place it next to the fruit bowl. Done.
(I have also tested white vinegar and rice vinegar; apple works a zillion times better)
Vinegar attracts them, detergent kills them. That's it.
The picture below is disgusting, but I'm publishing it so you can see it really works.

Depending on the quantity of flies that usually appear in your kitchen, it's nice to change the vinegar mixture once a day or once a week. 
Also, I'd recommend choosing a ceramic cup or any other non-transparent material, to avoid making your kitchen look bad.

PS: I have tested using a piece of neutral soap, because that's what I have at home and use to wash my dishes, but it didn't do well like the detergent did.

2 comentários:

Sammy Shaw said...

Thank you so much for this amazing post! We live by a meadow with a river running through it with lots of vegetation around. And very often, we seem to get fruit flies and similar insects in our kitchen. I'm definitely going to try this tip and hopefully remove the flies.

Thank you.

Flora. said...

Hey Sammy, I'm glad to help :)
Let me know - after you test it - if the trap works for you.

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