Friday, October 14, 2011

Handy tip: How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

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Ever had those times where those little fruit flies seem to come out of nowhere? Here are some handy non-toxic/safe ideas for getting rid of them, thanks to Healthy Child Healthy World.
* Pour a little sweet cheap white wine (Riesling) in a glass and add a drop of a natural soap to break the surface tension. Place near infected area. The fruit flies will drown trying to drink the wine.
* Pour some apple cider vinegar into a glass, and place a paper funnel over the container. Fruit flies are attracted to the smell and fly into the glass, but 4 out of 5 can’t find the way back out.
* Mix some basil oil with water and spray your kitchen. Fruit flies are repelled by the smell of basil.
Read more: Healthy Child Healthy World.

Another tip: Fruit Fly Trap

And one more tip I heard elsewhere and seems to work. When you buy bananas, rinse & dry them off before storing them. This is supposed to wash off any eggs that traveled with your fruit.

Have you found other tricks that worked for you? Please leave them in a comment!

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