We have fruit flies..yippee...but I don't want to use any horrible chemical bug spray stuff around us and our pets...is there anything natural we can use? Thanks so much!!
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6/30/08 at 10:26am
Put some ACV in a small bowl. Add a couple drops of dish detergent. Cover with plastic wrap and poke a few holes into it. If it's really bad, you might need a few bowls everywhere the flies are. They will fly in, be trapped, and drown. Always works for me.
I've done this with juice and dish soap. I never actually tried it with the ACV, but I read about doing this with sugar water and it didn't work. The last time I had fruit flies I happened to have had apple juice available so I used that, with dish soap added to help them drown.
I never covered with plastic wrap either- just bowls or cups of juice with dish soap added, and replaced the contents of the bowls when they got too nasty. My first infestation, I changed the bowls every day or two for a week until they were mostly gone, then kept another bowl out for another week or two just to be safe. Subsequent fruit fly problems were treated much earlier and got cleared up much faster.