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Monday, October 18, 2010

How to get rid of fruit flies

Before I start, please promise you'll still read my blog after seeing the picture I'm posting below...

But, I feel it is crucial to share with you the secret way my husband discovered on how to rid your home of a fruit fly infestation. Those little bugs are so annoying and look nasty!

The best part...it's natural; no chemicals or baits. All you need is apple cider vinegar and dish soap! Fill a cup/glass 1/4ish of the way full with your apple cider vinegar and pour a few drops of dish soap on top.

The dish soap releases the surface tension of the vinegar so when those pesky flies land on top of the cider, because it smells so much like the rotting fruit they love, they will sink right in and meet a cider-y grave! Want proof? Check out how many we've caught this last week:Fruit Fly Extermination Yeah, all those brown spots...fruit flies. Gross huh?!

Yes, it stinks and drives my nose nuts, but I'd rather see those little bugs drown (sorry for the violence) than fly around my head while I wash dishes! Make sure you set your cup somewhere you're less likely to knock it over :)

I'm linking up to Homemaking Monday @ 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven and Works for me Wednesday @ We Are That Family.


  1. Lol, I love this tip and how you wrote it! I smiled many times. I will try this as we always have fruit flies and they drive me and my kids nuts!

  2. I must give credit where credit is due. Though my wife doesn't know where I got this idea from, here's the link to one of my favorite sites: Lifehacker.com


  3. cool tip! thanks!

  4. I am so glad you posted this. The other day I bought bananas and suddenly there were fruit flies everywhere! I could not remember the recipe. I am bookmarking this now in case it happens again!