Yep. It didn't really go over well during circle time at my first job, let me tell you that.
One thing we have perfected, is the BEST FRUIT FLY TRAP EVER doodad. I figured most people know about this, until I heard of friends buying traps, creating elaborate traps using plastic wrap and poking holes etc etc.
Considering Andrew got this recipe while working in the produce section at Safeway (where they got a LOT of fruit flies), and since we've tried the plastic wrap contraption as well as red wine trick with MUCH less success, I figure the claim of BEST FRUIT FLY TRAP EVER is pretty darn legit.
It's just a bit stinky at first, but trust me, it's worth it.
(the not so sad sight of dozens of dead fruit flies- this happened in under 45 minutes of placing the trap in the bathroom. For some reason fruit flies are growing there- I think we need to baking soda the sink drain...)
- Drop about a dime's worth size of honey
- add apple cider vinegar (about an inch in the glass)
- one (or two) drops of liquid dish soap
That is it. No plastic, no special ingredients. White vinegar will work, just not as well. The combination of honey and apple cider vinegar mimics the scent of rotting, which the little buggers love. Add the dish soap (and our eco-friendly soap works fine) and the surface tension of the vinegar is broken allowing the flies to slip right to their doom.
Sinister? Maybe. But when you have an infestation of fruit flies it's magical.
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