I wrote a post awhile back about getting rid of fruit flies but it was in the very beginnings of this blog and fairly crappy so I decided to re-post it again. Over the last week we have had quite a bit of fruit in the house. Between making several loaves of banana bread and then four batches of strawberry jam you could say that we’ve been inviting the inevitable. Fruit. Flies. Everywhere.
It’s just that time of year that the fruit flies start to take over the kitchen. After all of my baking & jamming I got rid of all fruit that was maybe past it’s prime and emptied out every trash can but those persistent little bugs still lingered.
There are few things that irritate me more than these teeny tiny flies! Thankfully I found a tried and true method that clears them out every single time! Not only is it frugal but it’s super easy too. All you need are three common household items that you probably already have on hand: Dish soap (I use Dawn because it rocks!), vinegar and a mason jar.
Do you have any trusted home remedies that you want to share? I’d love to hear them! Just post them in the comments below. If you blogged about them feel free to share the link to your post as well!
**UPDATE** Reader Meredith asked, “If I don’t have any white vinegar, will any kind of vinegar work, like white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar?”
Absolutely! I have tried several different kinds of vinegar and they have all worked. However, I have found that in my experience apple cider vinegar seems to work the best. Thanks to Meredith for a great question!