Nothing can ruin the joy of having fresh fruit in your home like a swarm of annoying fruit flies. Seriously, they seem to come out of thin air, don’t they? And try and squash one of them? Good luck with that!
Luckily, our friends over at Apartment Therapy have the answer to our fruit fly woes–no exterminator or harsh chemicals required.
Their cheap, easy, all-natural DIY fruit fly trap is a kitchen game changer. All you need is a mason jar, a splash of apple cider vinegar, dish soap and plastic wrap. Check, check, check and CHECK!
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Begin your fruit fly battle by pouring just enough cider vinegar to cover the bottom of the jar. Next, add a drop of dish soap. As Apartment Therapy points out, this will break the surface tension of the vinegar, so the fruit flies won’t just float on top of it. Finally, cover the jar with plastic wrap and poke a few holes in the top. Those gnat-like buggers won’t be able to resist it, and you’ll be fly-free in no time.
Is there anything apple cider vinegar can't do?