The fruit fly invasion
In what appears to be the standard tale of fruit fly woe, I forgot about a pack of strawberries in my kitchen and am now battling a full-on infestation of the little black pests. Yuck.
After Googling my problem, it seems like there is no tried and true method for killing the little buggers.
Most articles and message boards agreed that homeowners should create a trap of some sort – using either a bowl, bottle or can, covered with either aluminum foil or plastic wrap that has been pierced a few times to let the flies in.
For bait, the possibilities seemed endless. I came across suggestions of cider vinegar, beer, balsamic vinegar, red wine, pop, rotten fruit, fresh bananas and water with dish soap, just to name a few.
So, relying on my sometimes questionable DIY skills and supplies within arm’s reach in my kitchen, I built a trap out of a pineapple tin, balsamic vinegar and aluminum foil.
I’m still waiting for my kitchen to become fruit fly free as promised.
Meanwhile, my husband’s forgotten and abandoned drink seemed to do an excellent job of catching them in the night it spent in our computer room. Obviously, fruit flies are not immune to the qualities of a 12-year-old scotch