If you, like me, live anywhere near the Vancouver area you’re probably innundated right now with fruit flies.
Oh my holy hell, it’s like a fly convention in here. Despite religiously cleaning up any spills, keeping foodstuffs hidden away and taking out the garbage, all it takes is for us to make dinner or pour a glass of wine and they’re EVERYWHERE, again.
I’ve found a really easy way to get rid of them!
So I figured I’d share:
Find a small jar or container you don’t particularly like (I’m using a small, empty mustard jar, but one of those tacky promotional mugs would work just as well). Put an inch or so of red wine into it (it’s the liquid the flies seem to like best ’round these parts, plus the dark colour means you can’t see the pile o’ corpses in the bottom). Put a couple drops of liquid dish-soap into the wine.
The flies are drawn to the wine, but when they land on it, the dish soap has broken the surface tension and the wee buggers instantly plummet through the wine to a grapey death at the bottom of the jar.
We’ve had this out for about a week, and have been fly-free ever since.
You’re welcome 🙂