How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally
Since I began my Traditional Foods journey, complete with fermented this and that, and tons of fruits and veggies, it’s been a fruit fly free-for-all. (Say that fast more than three times in a row.) They are pesky and squicky and buzz annoyingly around my face as I sip Kombucha.
Luckily, they are easy to get rid of.
Place an empty cup or jar on the counter, fill it halfway with apple cider vinegar and squeeze a drop or two of dish detergent into the cup to break the surface tension. By morning you’ll find fruit flies floating in the vinegar. I leave this out for a couple of days to make sure they are all gone. Since I began fermenting foods and drinks, I keep a small glass jar of apple cider vinegar and dish detergent in my kitchen at all times.
Editor’s Note: Since writing this note I have also experimented with using kombucha, wine and fruit juice with good results.