I’m still processing veggies. Last week I fell a little behind, and inadvertently ushered in a wayward swarm of fruit flies. These little guys seemed to be getting rather cozy in my kitchen (when I shooed one I’m fairly certain it smirked at me), so I wondered whether I could outsmart them. Preferably in a non-toxic manner that didn’t involve a trip to the store.
Enter About.com (my go-to research website). Turns out, it’s pretty easy to dupe a fruit fly. You’ll need:
– 1/2 apple cup cider vinegar
– drop or two of dishwashing liquid
– a little patience
That’s it. Pour the vinegar in a little bowl, add a drop or two of dishsoap and wait (chuckling maniacly adds to the fun).
The dishsoap creates the illusion of a hard surface, and when the wee invader attempts a landing…splash! The result? By the end of the day I counted about two dozen former fruit flies in my bowl. A little morbid? Maybe. But in one day, without leaving my home or poisoning my cat, I triumphed over what could have become a massive fruit fly takeover.