Are you dealing with fruit flies this summer? Make a DIY fruit fly trap that's inexpensive and totally non-toxic.
Since the weather has warmed up, the fruit flies have decided that they very much enjoy buzzing around our kitchen. Those icky drosophila melanogaster were fine in high school biology class, but I don't need them landing on my dinner plate. Yuck!
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I'm not too keen on spraying poison anywhere in the house, and the kitchen even more so. That's where I cook food! That my husband and I eat! It's where I wash my baby's bottles. So, when I finally got fed up with swatting fruit flies away while I was making supper, I decided to whip up a quick trap. Here's how!
- a mason jar
- apple cider vinegar
- dish soap
- plastic wrap
- a rubber band
- kitchen skewer
Fill the mason jar up with about an inch of vinegar, and stir in a drop or two of the dish soap. Cover the jar with plastic wrap, secure with the rubber band, and use the skewer to poke holes in the top. Leave it out on the counter, and in a few days it will be full of fruit flies. Empty the jar and start again until the flies in your kitchen get the message that they're not wanted.