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Fruit fly remedy
I wonder if other people are bothered with fruit flies this fall? We seem to have more than usual. I buy apples, bananas, lemons, cantaloupe, pears and leave in a fruit bowl on the kitchen counter.
I have begun to wash all the fruit when I first bring it home rather than just before using it to see if this makes a difference.
I found a remedy in my vinegar book I would like to share with readers (also a visiting cousin from Washington state said he has had a big problem at home on the west coast and uses this solution.)
Pour about 1/4 cup cider vinegar into a small glass, and add a drop of dish liquid. Take a sandwich bag and cut a hole the size of a quarter in the center of the bag and place over the top of the glass. I use a rubber band to hold it in place. Once the fruit fly discovers the vinegar solution, it will fly into the vinegar and it doesn’t seem to know how to get out.
In the last six or seven days, I have counted 32 fruit flies in the glass.
If someone knows why we have fruit flies, what attracts them and any other info, I would like to hear his or her story.
Ginger Isham
Williston