Natural fruit fly solutions
- I removed all food from my kitchen counters. The cantaloupe rinds went into the compost. I also had to put the tomatoes that were sitting on the counter in the refrigerator. I needed to get rid of any food that was sitting out. I put the bread that normally sits on top of my hutch into the microwave to get it out of the way, too, just to be safe. I didn't think the fruit flies would go after the bread, but I wasn't taking any chances.
- I cleaned the counters thoroughly to make sure there was nothing stuck on them that the flies would find attractive.
- I put ice cubes in my garbage disposal and ran the disposal. Fruit flies like to live in the disposal and just running it may not kill the flies that are not near the blades. I read that as the ice gets crushed it will shoot around and knock the fruit flies into the bottom of the disposal.
- I filled a jar with about an inch of cider vinegar. I took a piece of paper and made a tight funnel with the paper, snipped a small opening at the end of the funnel and placed it in the jar. The end of the funnel did not touch the cider vinegar. The fruit flies became attracted to the cider vinegar went down the funnel into the jar and drowned in the vinegar.
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