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Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Housewife--Pest Fighter

You know those little fruit flies? Those little, almost invisible pests that surround your fruit bowl and give you the willies?

Well, I fought them this summer and won!

I found an inexpensive way to trap them. It's so easy and it actually works. And best of all, it's extremely inexpensive. Can I say one more time, it's inexpensive? Well, it is.

Take a pretty glass or jar. This is going to sit on your counter, so you might want to take a moment to try to find something that actually looks good. I use an old jelly jar, with faceted sides that my aunt gave me some of her famous Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in! Fill it about 1/2 full of cider vinegar. Add a couple of drops of liquid dish soap. Stir. Cover with plastic wrap and poke a few holes in the top. Place near your fruit basket and watch the little buggers collect in the jar.

Vinegar also has deodorizing properties, so it will help freshen up your kitchen. Empty and replace contents as often as necessary.

Wanted to give a shout out to Absolutely Bananas for the inspiration for this entry. Her hilarious post about fruit flies and spiders got me smiling!

1 comment:

  1. what a genius idea! not to mention simple and natural :)

    (love your blog! i have been stickybeaking regularly since you commented on mine a wee while back - thank you!)


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