Did I mention I HATE fruit flies?
Every summer, no fail, they invade my kitchen. I don't know if they come in from outdoors or on the fruit I by at the store, but they arrive mid summer and I struggle to get rid of them.
I swat, squish, and smack to try to get rid of as many as possible.
Then I saw Pintrest, the answer to my troubles, a fruit fly trap. (Well, varying versions)
So I decided to do a little informal research with the two most popular traps.
Trap one: The Fruit Fly Funnel
(This version can be made in varying ways. A liter pop bottle cut and inverted or using a funnel and glass from home. I did the latter.)
Add a small amount of apple cider vinegar to the bottom of a glass.
Chose a funnel that doesn't leave gaps on the top.
The fruit flies will be attracted down through the funnel in to the glass and will be unable to fly out.
A few fruit flies were trapped after two days, but it seemed like a majority just huddled on the rim of the glass and in the top of the funnel.
Trap two: Plastic wrap glass trap.
Add a small amount of apple cider vinegar to the bottom of a short glass.
Cover the top of a glass tightly with plastic wrap.
Cut a SMALL slit in the top of the plastic wrap.
The fruit flies will crawl down through the slit to the glass and will be unable to fly out.
Result: Pretty good.
By the end of day two about a dozen fruit flies were trapped, but many were huddled on the top or outside of the plastic wrap.
Now my kitchen in *almost* fruit fly free for the time being.
What tricks do you have to get rid of fruit flies?