Wanted: Dead Fruit Flies, Sooner than Later!

… and now we pause thoughtful blogging topics for a quick household tip.

Looking for a quick and convenient way to rid your home of those pesky fruit flies?  I used to get so many that I started naming them and introduced my son to his new aunts and uncles.  Then one day, providence hit, and quicker than I could change into an Elmer Fudd hunting hat, the new family members were instantly disowned.

elmer fuddTake the floor attachment off of your vacuum cleaner, turn it on, suck ’em up with glee. Instant gratification!

You can even pull them right out of the air! So satisfying in a predatory way.

I haven’t seen any survive in my bagged vacuum nor the bagless canisters.  If you’re worried about that you could always empty the bag or bagless cups into your outside trash bins.

If you don’t have a vacuum, you could try the method suggested at:  Suburban turmoil

Here’s the recipe she advises verbatim:

First, take a wide mouth jar and fill it 1/2 — 3/4 of the way full with apple cider vinegar. (No other vinegar will work, btw. It has to be apple cider vinegar.)

Add a few drops of dish soap, then fill the rest of the jar with water until the bubbles reach the rim of the jar.


Happy hunting!