Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fruit fly don't bother me

Fruit fly don't bother me.
Fruit fly don't bother me.
Fruit fly don't bother me.
For I belong to somebody.

Well, that's not exactly how the song goes, but it's what I've been singing lately.

I learned how to trap fruit flies a few years ago and this tip works every time.


Just put a few tablespoons or maybe 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in the bottom of a cup.
Add a couple drops of dish washing liquid.
Then fill it to the top with water to make a deadly snow cone for the little buggers.

Sometimes the process needs repeated the next day. Put a cupful in every room where fruit flies are a problem.

Fruit fly don't bother me!

Have a lovely day!


  1. Oh I'm having a fruit fly infection at my place as we speak! I have these traps all around!
    Trish - tales from trish

  2. I know, Trish! Fruit flies are so annoying!

  3. You know what works really, really well for catching regular flies?
    Leave about 1/4" of leftover BreadCo (aka Panera) Green Passion Power Smoothie in the plastic cup. Next morning, when you go to rinse and recycle the cup, if there were any flies in the house, they are all in the bottom of the cup!

  4. Kim, that's quite specific! I'm guessing you accidentally stumbled upon that tip about the dead flies. :)