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Fruit Flies

Posted in 'Tips' on February 26, 2013
Fruit flies are the bain of my existence at the moment. They seem to be everywhere. And from some Facebook conversations I've recently had,  I'm not alone. 

According to an article in the news yesterday it has something to do with the wet weather and high humidity we have been having. Regardless of what has caused it, everyone wants to know how to get rid of them. I asked a Pest Control expert at my Chamber of Commerce breakfast this morning and there is no magic answer. 

Below are a few tips (some of which I have tried) that may help reduce the numbers.

1. A bowl of red wine vinegar with a teaspoon of salt and a couple of drops of washing detergent. Apparently apple cider vinegar also works. 

2. A bowl of soy sauce with a couple of drops of detergent.

3. A plastic water bottle with the lid cut off. put some red wine vinegar in the bottom, then take the top that you cut off and turn it upside down into the  base. The fruit flies will fly down but then struggle to find the hole to fly back out again. 

4. Put your fruit in the fridge. Don't leave a food source out for them.

5. At night put the plug in the sink. They like to fly down and sit near the water in your drain. 

6. Keep the dishwasher door closed. Again, they like to be near the water. 

Do you have any other tips that have worked? 



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