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I detest any type of bug or fly in my house, so when I saw a newscast regarding fruit flies, my interest perked up quite quickly! (I am the one that runs after everyone to close the screen doors!!) They lay their eggs in and amoungst ripe fruit....so one way to deter this is by washing your fruit right away and storing in the fridge. Obviously....your chances of getting hords of fruit flies are greater if you have fruit trees on your property!! Sorry for you...but this application will definately help relieve you of this burden!!
- 1 piece fruit (or a piece of fruit peel, any type)
- plastic wrap
- Place a little piece of fruit in a bowl and double cover with some Saran Wrap.
- With a knife, poke two small holes in the wrap and leave it on the counter for 5 - 7 days (or basically until you can't stand looking at it any more).
- Discard the fruit (prefereably outside!) and repeat.
YES! I can say from experience that this gnat trap absolutely WORKS. I had tried the vinegar funnel method before moving on to this one (it was a failure). But with this one, voila, the trap was full in less than an hour. My advice is to not be stingy with the bait- a hunk of an overripe beefsteak tomato or the scooped out inside of a cantaloupe worked perfect. The juicier the better. Thanks Abby Girl, highly recommended.
We do have fruit trees and these pests are so aggravating. This is easy and it works. Thanks so much for posting this.
What a brilliant idea - thanks for posting! I have loads of the little blighters in my kitchen just now due to a forgotten tomato - I will give this a try!