Monday, August 26, 2013

The Best DIY Fruit Fly Trap (Easy Peasy)

Summer has a lot going for it, but one thing I cannot stand is the day the fruit flies arrive in our kitchen.

I've tried many different techniques, using wine, dish soap, my oven and vinegars, but this my friends is the easiest and most effective fruit fly trip I've ever tried.

DIY Fruit Fly Trap

2-3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (makes sense to use a *fruit* based vinegar, wouldn't you say?)
1 teaspoon sugar
plastic wrap
small shallow dish

First, gather your items:

Then, pour the vinegar and sugar in the small shallow dish and stir for a second:

Cover with the plastic wrap, so it is tight across the top:

Poke holes in the plastic wrap that are approximately twice the diameter of a toothpick (put the toothpick in and make a little circle with it):

Place in your kitchen or an adjoining room at watch with glee as they enter the trap (and don't feel too bad because really, don't fruit flies only live one day anyway?):

Look!  No flies on our fruit!  Victory!

Life is sweet,

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