June 21, 2012

Shoo Fly...

Posted by Laura

...or should I say die fly! With summer is officially upon us, our counter is fully loaded with fresh fruit....and fruit flies. These dang things drive me crazy.

So here's a little trick I learned from my friend Ashleigh's mom about killing these little gnats. First, take a little container and fill it about 1 cm high with apple cider vinegar.

Then, place saran wrap over the top (secured with a rubber band), and punch holes in it with a toothpick.

You're all set! Just place the container next to your fruit and wait for the little flies to come by.

The flies will make their way into the sweet tasting cider vinegar through the holes in the saran wrap, sip on the vinegar and get trapped, causing them to eventually drown. I know, it's kinda morbid but it's gotta happen.

1 comment:

  1. I have also heard that since rosemary is a natural bug repellant, if you keep a small live rosemary plant near your produce, it will keep the bugs away. It's worth a shot, and if nothing else, you have a lovely rosemary plant!