Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fruit Fly trouble!

Hi All!
So today's post is a little out of the ordinary for me, but I thought this was worth sharing.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I have had a really bad time with fruit flies this year!  I'm talking BAD!  I've had fruit flies before, but nothing like this, it was out of control!  Even though I was keeping all of my fruits and veggies in the fridge, I was still seeing them.  So, of course, the first thing I did was head on over to Pinterest, because I practically live over there, ha! 
Rather than go out and buy some expensive chemical, I wanted to find something that was DIY, preferably with natural products that I already had around the house.  I have cats, so I didn't want anything that would hurt them should they stick their curious little noses in it.  This is what I found, a super simple little concoction that I whipped right up and it works!  I will add the link here to the actual post so you can go check it out if you like.  Fruit Fly trap
All you need to do is grab an empty water bottle out of your recycle bin and fill it about half way with apple cider vinegar.  Add a little bit of honey and a tiny bit of dish soap.  That's it!  Then you just leave it on your kitchen counter, or wherever you are having the most trouble with the fruit flies.  You will start to see the little buggers floating around in there in no time.    Just save your cap and when it gets full, just put the cap back on and throw the whole bottle away.  Easy Peasy!

Below is a picture of what my bottle looked like after it sat on the counter for a while.  It's horrible!  Disgusting isn't a strong enough word!  This thing caught so many fruit flies!  See all of those little black things floating around, yep, gross!  I told you they were bad.
Actually this bottle sat on my counter doing its thing for about a week and a half before I replaced it with a fresh bottle.  I'm the queen of set it and forget it, lol!  why?  Because that's how I roll  ;o)

So hopefully I haven't completely grossed you out and scared you away from ever visiting my blog again!  I hope this helps someone out there as much as it helped me.  Is anyone else having a huge problem with fruit flies this year or are they all just coming to my house? 
Have a great day!


  1. We are lucky in South Australia, we don't have fruit fly. Our boarders are strictly controlled and no fruit is allowed in from different states. I'm glad you found something that works.

  2. Hello Jeanette,
    Thank you for the great tip!
    Big hug,


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