We have a bit of a fruit fly problem right now. I’m sure what happened buy we came back from vacation and they were buzzing about in our kitchen (do fruit flies buzz?) It is almost like a teenager whose parents take a trip and the call all their friends and say “Kegger at my house!” Except in this case it was fruit flies saying “Owners left some garbage in the house. PARTY!!”
Thankfully my husband is a very skilled fruit fly catcher. I don’t know where he found out how to do it but he set up his MacGyver-esque contraption last night and as of mid morning today we had 7 fruit flies swimming to their demise. Let that be a lesson to teenagers everywhere. Partying while your parents are away leads to death.
To catch the flies, you will need fruit. Well you don’t have to have fruit, but if you can put some out on the counter it will help draw the flies towards your trap (insert evil laugh). Then make a funnel out of a small piece of paper. Fill a wine glass or vase with apple cider vinegar or white wine an inch high. Tape the funnel in the top (hole of funnel should be 1/2" or under). The fire flies are drawn to the sweetness and can get in. But they can’t get back out!
This post is linked up to Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family.