Well….we got a little unexpected souvenir from our trip to the Outerbanks….
I can’t tell you how much I detest these little buggers.
And my house was swarming with them.
There’s nothing like a infestation of bugs to make you feel gross.
Well…my frustration is your next Tip Tuesday!!!
I hope that this is an opportunity that you will not have to encounter…
but if you do….
here’s some proven tips to help you out!
- Wash all your fruit when you bring it home. (especially banana peels….these are breeding grounds for fruit fly eggs….ewwwwwww!)
- Put all your fruit away, when possible. Try not to leave fruit in a fruit bowl until you have gotten rid of all your fruit flies.
- Pour apple cider vinegar and one squirt of dishwashing detergent in a bowl. Cover tightly with saran wrap and using a toothpick poke holes in the saran wrap.
I was on a MISSION!!!
I trapped about 20 of those suckers by the end of the day.
I also did some research online and saw that some people had success without the saran wrap. I tried that as well and trapped another 10!
4.) I also read that placing a very sweet fruit like an apple, banana or melon pieces in a bowl with plastic wrap is also a great way to trap some more of these buggers. I’m going to attempt that tonight to see if I can get some houseguests that don’t want to leave.
5.) Another idea is to pour a tiny bit of red wine in a glass and the fruit flies will try and drink it. But….let’s be honest…..I’m not wasting MY WINE on some fruit flies. I would rather have them swarm my glass and fight me for it.
LOL…hope your days are fruit fly-less!!!!!