Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fruit Fly Deterrent

So it is that time of year again.  I found some fruit flies flying around my bananas and tomatoes today.  It reminded me of the best tip/recipe I have ever found.  Fruit Fly Deterrent.  So simple, so effective, and it kills those annoying pests very efficiently.  Simply pour 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap into a pretty bowl or mug and leave out on your counter wherever you see fruit flies.  Presto! They are attracted to the vinegar, which is in essence rotten fruit, and get sucked into the soap and drown.  An unpleasant way to go for sure, but it keeps your fruit and veggies from rotting and being eaten by the little buggers.  So there you have it, homemade cheap fruit fly deterrent!


  1. Wow, I never would have thought of that.. I have some hovering around my bananas as I type this, i will have to see if I have any cider vinegar in my cupboard!

  2. I couldn't believe it works as well as it does! And so cheap, compared to fruit fly traps I saw in a gardening catalog. Just be sure people know not to drink them!

  3. Very cool! I love that this is such an easy solution with ingredients that most of us already have. Thanks! Nice blog!! I'll definitely be checking back often.
    "Eat REAL Food"