How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Are you having issues in your house of teeny little fruit flies trying to destroy your sanity via harassing you all  Just me?  Yes, you there?!

Good, thought so.

Well, I thought I'd share my little fruit fly pearls of wisdom with the world wide web.

I probably should have shared this in June or July-- but you see I started this blog in August so that was inconceivable.

And this problem is drawn to my attention currently because I have a bucket load (literally) of yummy pears sitting in my kitchen back porch (I kicked 'em out).  I've already cut and cooked up half of them to make into baby food.  The other half are waiting to be eaten and are currently breeding yucky flies.  Ew.

So, without further Ado:

Step One: Mix up a 1/2 mixture of apple cider vinegar and dish soap.

Those little buggers like two things: Strong, sweet smells and the light.  So this combo seems to do the trick.

That's it, so simple.  Why didn't I do it two days ago?


Kahli said…
I got one fruit fly in my house in the moment and I have apple cider vinegar in the house. So I'll need to try this!
I will try to remember this. Thanks for sharing. They are annoying.
I'm totally trying this! Thanks for the idea!
I am going to go get the stuff ready RIGHT NOW so we can set out the bowl tonight when we go to bed. They're driving me NUTS!!! So glad to have a solution! :)
Jennifer said…
Nice!! Great tip I must say!!
Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!!
great tip! this is being featured tonight at my link party! :P
Deidre said…
This is brilliant! I will make use of this this summer!
I keep getting fruit flies! I can't wait to try this..
Sarah said…
Also honey and Ajax Lemon Scent will work as well!
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Jessica said…
We used Palmolive soap. And it has been amazing! We had a bad problem with them, seemed like hundreds, and now they're almost all gone, after 2 days! And we just leave the stuff out all day! Remake it every day to keep it fresh though! Thanks for the tip!
Unknown said…
So glad for this pin! Can'T WAIT TO TRY THIS, I have had it with the little monsters!!
Thanks for sharing!
Unknown said…
im going to try this. they have taken over my kitchen
Unknown said…
How often do I need to change or refresh the vinegar/dish soap mixture? Also, does the brand of dish soap matter?

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