Do these little suckers bug you? Yeah, well they bug me too.
The other night, I discovered a bittersweet way to get rid of fruit flies, quite by accident. You see, I was sitting on my couch, enjoying the quiet of two sleeping children accompanied by a wonderful glass of red wine. And whilst I was sipping, I noticed — not once, not twice, but THREE times — that a fruit fly had drowned in my red wine. Not that I can blame them, I mean, who doesn’t love a good Cabernet? And of course, being the waste-not, want-not person that I am, I simply scooped them out with a spoon and continued enjoying my wine.
So, if fruit flies are flying rampant in your house this time of year, and if you have a little wine to spare, consider setting out a sip of wine in a shallow bowl. After all, drowning in wine might be one of the more humane ways to kill fruit flies, don’t you think?
And if sharing wine isn’t your thing, I hear that apple cider vinegar works well too.
Photo by Robert S. Donovan.