Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I just had to share this tip with you as soon as I could.  My kitchen seems to be full of fruit flies.  I should say "seemed".  I recently saw on Pinterest a tip for getting rid of fruit flies, but I didn't know if it really worked.  

I have gotten several tips that have been "priceless" but contrary to popular belief, "Just because you see it on the internet, doesn't mean it's true."  Sorry if that disappoints you.

Anyway, yesterday when the fruit flies seemed to be everywhere (in my kitchen), I went to my computer to read what I had seen.

It was simple enough .... I just needed apple cider vinegar and dish soap.....yelp, I had both of those.  Instructions were simple enough ... just put the vinegar in a bowl with a generous amount of dish soap.

I use Dawn and apparently the blogger didn't because my bowl contents didn't look like hers.  Her picture just looked like it had the vinegar in it.  

That really doesn't matter because all that really matters is the "end result".  .....  And the end result was..... IT WORKED!

I measured a half a cup of the apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of Dawn.
 If you look closely, you can see a fly at about 1:00 (thinking of the bowl as a clock).  I hadn't had it on the counter 5 minutes before one was attracted to it.  This was last night.

Today I realized while there were still a few fruit flies, it was nothing like last night.  But this is what the bowl looked like when I looked at it.

I couldn't see any flies, but I knew they were mostly gone.

Then I picked up the bowl and looked at the side and bottom.... omg!  This is what I saw.



  1. I was just reading about this the other day and the soap is supposed to cut the surface of the liquid (said to add water too) so they couldn't sit on it and they will end up drowning

  2. Thanks for the information. All I knew was it works. My friend tried it with Joy because she doesn't like Dawn and she said it worked.

  3. Leaving out a glass with a little wine in it works great too :)

    1. Thanks, Bridget, that's good to know.

  4. OMG...thank you. They're driving me nuts. I call them banana bugs cause they show up every time I have bananas and they stay for ever. Trying this right now!

    1. So far I haven't had any Lynnette this year but when I do I will certainly be doing this. Thanks for your comment.