Fruit flies can multiply quickly and threaten to take over your kitchen. This is our family’s favorite remedy for these invaders.
- Simply fill a bowl or cup with apple cider vinegar.
- Then mix in a few drops of dish soap.
- Leave the trap out overnight in an area close to the attraction (usually bananas, at our home).
The flies are quite attracted to the vinegar, but when they try to land on the edge to take a sip they slip into the drink. That’s because the soap reduces the surface tension of the vinegar. When we use this we are always surprised the next morning at just how many flies there actually were buzzing around.
Photo courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University.
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