Thursday, October 16, 2008

The fruit fly wars

I know, I'm a bad blogger. In my defense, it's my busy season with photography and I'm trying to potty train my almost 3 year old. Plus all the other stuff moms with 4 kids have to do. And it's a lot.


One thing on my list is to KILL THE DANG FRUIT FLIES! It's bad. And gross. I'm having serious fruit fly rage.

So I heard this would work.

Just put apple cider vinegar in a container (jar, cup, water bottle, whatever) and top it with a funnel. They can get in, but not out apparently.

Well, it works... although, I've found that fresh vinegar works faster...once it's pretty full I drown them with hot water (leave the funnel or they'll fly out before they drown and then refill with vinegar and a new funnel) but they just keep multiplying anyway.

So today, I'm attacking them with aerosol hairspray too. It actually is working pretty well.

I WILL kill them.


Devyn said...

ha ha that is so funny... but NOT! i know they are gross and even more so annoying!!

Sandi said...

I am going to have to try that, I hate those little bugs when they try to invade my house. Thanks for the tip.

Lady Susan said...

What I think works a little bit better is putting the vinegar in a shallow dish and then adding a couple of drops of dish soap. The vinegar attracts the fruit flies, and the dish soap cuts the water tension so they drown more easily.

Can you tell that I had a huge problem with them in my last apartment?