Maybe this does not belong with healthy food recepies, but the fruit flies are probably a result of the healthy food we eat. Fruit is literally always out on our counters. We tried the method of covering the fruit, and while it might keep the fruit flies away from actually eating the fruit, the nets are relatively goofy looking, and they cannot stop the fruit flies from swarming around the fruit.

 

One video showed all these ways to make sure your house is sanitary. We do keep a clean house, but we also leave fruit out, while my parents always had it in the fridge. I decided to try out two of the remedies for fruit flies that I found online. If they work well enough, I'll recommend them for all of you. If not, we'll try again.

Actually, the first-first method we tried last week was the flying insect spray. Yes, bad for the family, but there were a couple dozen fruit flies swarming around the kitchen light. That worked a little bit, but they're back this week, so instead of poisoning the kitchen again, I decided to try a couple of the online methods.

Banana in a bowl: One banana peel. One bowl. Some plastic wrap with a small hole in it.

Apple cider vinegar and soap: One cup of vinegar. A few drops of soap. Plastic wrap with a small hole in it.

I know that a small bowl with the vinegar (and no plastic wrap) just feeds the flies. I'd rather kill them, so I'm adding plastic wrap. Early results show that fruit flies are not as drawn to something with a small hole in the top than to one without, so we'll see if they get curious like a bored housewife.

Side-by-side, the banana peel won by about 50 to 1. However, I had switched the apple cider vinegar into a bottle, and maybe the bowl in just the better option. For the future, however, I'd say that a banana (and probably other fruit) in a bowl is good if you want to trap the buggers and then throw them out. If you want to watch them drown or don't have fruits to try, go for the vinegar method.

Day two was more of the same. New banana, same result. Looks like another 30 flies by bedtime. If they don't devise an escape by morning, we'll be rid of most of them by then.

Written by Brian Jaeger, owner of Satisfamily, McNewsy, PassivNinja, Educabana, RealWisconsinNews, ManCrushFanClub, WildWestAllis, SitcomLifeLessons, and VoucherSchool.  

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