Working in bars I have learned a thing or two about a thing or two. Fruit flies breed at a beyond rapid pace and can become out of control quickly. While the help from an extermination is often needed this Tuesday tip is a natural remedy that helps with the lingering. Recently, I had to discard one of my Simple Human garbage cans even after a bleaching session in the bathtub. I bought another one but some little flies still lingered, looking for their friends probably. They would not go away. It took them a day, surprisingly to get the hint. Thank goodness the light bulb went off in my head and I remembered one of those things or twos. A thank you is in order for Frederic, really. The combination of apple cider vinegar and dish soap the remedy. Yes, this powerful duo lures those little pesky flies to swim and sadly meet their maker.
What to do? Fill a disposable (I know it’s single use plastic, sorry) small plastic to-go salad dressing container or a small plastic container of your choosing. I got my single use recycled plastic container from the bar. Anyway, fill the container three-quaters the way full with apple cider vinegar and a couple of squirts of dish soap. Use the coordinating plastic lid or plastic wrap with a rubber band for the cover. Punch holes large enough for these little flies to find themselves swimming in the trap. I feel bad about the whole thing but the were invading my space. Could have been all the banana peels not in compost. I would usually eat the skins but not these days.
In short, Tatum’s Tuesday Tips? Say goodbye to your fruit flies by combining the vinegar and soap mixture.