If you spend enough time on Pinterest then you’ve no doubt seen the claims that vinegar and dish soap will attract and kill fruit flies in a matter of minutes. This week I got to test that theory out.
The weather was beautiful and so I had a fantastic trip to the farmer’s market where I brought home this wonderful haul:
A bunch of berries combined with open windows all weekend (did I mention the weather was great?) and there were a few fruit flies buzzing around. I decided I would give the recipe that I’d seen so many times on Pinterest a try.
Here’s the details:
Place apple cider vinegar in a container (I used a bowl) then add some dish soap (like dawn or palmolive).
The claim? The smell of the vinegar entices the flies and the soap somehow kills them by sucking them into the liquid. I was skeptical.
4 dead fruit flies within 15 minutes!!! A little while later I had gotten all 6 that had been buzzing around. This one is a Pinterest FAB.