Come on, fess up, please. I KNOW I’m not the only one with a fruit fly problem, right?
Here’s an easy, chemical free way to get rid of them.
Step 1: Remove their food sources. In my case, this means “clean the kitchen.” ugh. That’s definitely the worst part of this whole process.
Step 2: Put something sweet in a cup. Fruit flies like fruit (duh) but wine and spaghetti sauce also works.
Step 3: Saran wrap the top. Seal it tightly with a rubber band.
Step 4: POKE SOME HOLES. Little ones. With a toothpick or fork. The fruit flies will be able to get in, but not out.
Within 10 minutes, I’d caught my first victim. The next morning, the cups were full of fruit flies. I still have a few flying around the kitchen, so I sent those cups out with the trash and made a couple new ones.
If you have company coming over, put the cup in a pretty container way up high on top of your cabinets, and they’ll never know that you have a fruit-fly-death-trap in your kitchen.
If you’re kind of mean, like I am, you can use microwavable cups and kill the nasty bugs after you catch them. But they will get cooked to the side of your cup, possibly ruining it, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!
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