Fruit flies. Everywhere. It started several weeks ago when Matt and I both forgot about garbage night. They came. We have been sore troubled trying to get rid of them. Since we have a lot of fruit in the house, it has been nearly impossible trying to get rid of them. Cleaning everything hasn't been working- especially when fruit can over-ripen so quickly.
After many unsuccessful attempts of ridding ourselves of them, we bought a fly tape and that has worked wonders. But really- who wants a nasty tape hanging around?
I looked up ways of ending this infestation. I found this site to be very helpful. This great resource had a guide on making a trap. I did it, and it has worked so well.
To make one yourself, just take a canning jar and fill the bottom with delightful nastiness. I added a little red wine, and fruit and vegetable scraps. Mmmmmm. After that, make a funnel (with a tiny opening) with paper and tape it to the jar. They can't get out! Genius. Thank you WikiHow.
|The outer circle is a reference to Dante's Inferno.|
I found this to be very disturbing, but the site also recommended flushing your sink drain with a cup of hot white vinegar. Apparently drains make nice hatching grounds. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I can barely take the thought of it. Yuck yuck yuck. You can believe I dumped vinegar down our drains, haha.