Thursday, July 15, 2010

Goodbye Forever

Sadly this post brings with it recent experience. We recently bought a bunch of bananas with the idea of making Banana Nut Bread. However, VBS came up on us and there was no time to spend stirring and baking. So the bananas sat there in the lovely basket in the corner breeding fruit flies. The bananas are long gone. Now I want the fruit flies gone.

We did several experiments - some involving milk, sugar and pepper; others involving Pepsi left out for them to enjoy - but the one that worked (can I hear a big YAHOOO!!!) involved simply 2 ingredients.

Goodbye Fruit Flies

Apple Cider Vinegar
Dishwashing liquid

Pour the apple cider vinegar into a mason jar and add a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid. The flies will be attracted to the apple cider vinegar and take a plunge only to get bogged down by the dishwashing liquid. Pure genius!

Note #1: Apple cider vinegar works best. For some reason they are not attracted to white vinegar.

Note #2: The flies will usually take the plunge at night when it is dark and they have no idea they are being sucked down into the hole of death.

Note #3: I hope you never have to use this tip.

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