Monday, June 17, 2013

It's A Miracle #1...How to Kill Fruit Flies (NATURALLY)

I used to be one of those people who thought miracles were things only folks like Jesus Christ did and although I'm a HUGE fan- esp. of the water into wine one, I'll be honest I was a touch skeptical about some of them.

I have a comedy mommy friend Jennifer Palumbo who echoes that sentiment beautifully. She has a great bit in her act detailing the level of her Catholicism where she essentially says the she believes Jesus DID walk on water...she just thinks it happened on a VERY cold day in December. (HAH!)

But this entry isn't about Jesus, Disney's "Jesus on Ice" or anything of the sort.  This is my first of several blog posts about little everyday things that I am finding miraculous. Like the fact that I didn't kill my husband, CJ, today when he posted a photo of me on Facebook while I was sleeping and was positioned like Al Bundy (that will be covered in another post I assure you.)

Today's post is about something that I'm sure all of us in the Western Hemisphere are dealing with now that summer is essentially upon us. FRUIT FLIES. Sure, they have their place- like in science laboratories. But that is the ONLY place I'm okay with these annoying gnat/fly cousins. I cannot stand them in my kitchen or any place else they choose to venture in my home.

It doesn't matter where I am- in the apt in NYC, the house in SoCal or at my folks in Texas the wretched fruit fly seems to have a constant presence when we have fruit or veggies around. They seem to LOVE bananas.  And since CJ ALWAYS has a fruit shake in the morning we have bananas galore in our kitchen-- which in turn means we have fruit flies galore. But ALAS!!! I found the end all be all ALL-NATURAL way to get rid of them and it doesn't require any nasty pesticides that could harm your sweet family.


Yep! That's all you need. Well, Apple Cider Vinegar AND... a cup; some saran wrap; a rubber band (if you'd like) and a toothpick. This is SO simple you'll kick yourself for not knowing about this sooner. 

All you have to do is pour about an inch worth of Apple Cider Vinegar into a cup, cover it with the saran wrap, (make it secure with a rubber band if you'd like), puncture the center of the saran wrap with a toothpick about one dozen times (just make sure the holes aren't too close together). Then place the cup near the area that's attractive to the fruit flies. Within minutes these little critters will be on their way out of your life forever and within days you should be rid of your fruit fly problem completely.

The photo above is from my kitchen after about 1 day of setting my trap. It's been 4 days and I've caught about 24 of the little buggers.

So I wish you all good luck and GOOD RIDDANCE to your fruit fly situation. And the BEST part is that this is an ALL- NATURAL SOLUTION.


Much Love,


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