Fruit Fly Solution

It’s that time of the year so I thought I would share this post from last year.

In Dianes Kitchen

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Don’t you hate that time of the year when the Fruit Flies invade your kitchen? Landing on your food is disgusting! It seems like they are everywhere and you can’t get rid of them! You won’t get rid of them completely unless you throw out your ripe produce or put the ripe produce in the refrigerator and who wants to do that! There are many different methods for killing those annoying little flies. I read about them all and I tried a lot of the methods. I have used this method for years and it works as good as all of the other methods that I have tried and it is easy to do. It doesn’t get rid of all of them but it does keep the population way down. The flies in the bowl above was from one day.

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Ingredients

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Add vinegar and 3 drops of dishwashing liquid to…

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  1. Love this, honestly so helpful. I always have to deal with fruit flies and this solution looks like the perfect way to get rid of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Good to know – I get little ants in the Spring every so many years … someone said to put cornmeal in a bowl and they climb in and eat it, then seek a water source and then they blow up.

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    • The best way I found to get rid of ants is with borax and powdered sugar. The ants eat the mixture, take it back to the nest and it kills the entire nest instead of just the few you see. Use 1 part borax to 3 parts powdered sugar. Put it on a paper plate or plastic lid right in the path the ants take. If you have pets or kids make sure they can’t get to this at all! I had ants climbing up to my hummingbird feeders like an army. I didn’t want to harm any animals so I put the mixture in a pop can and set the opening at the pole they were climbing and lo and behold they were gone!

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  3. Hi,
    I know this is a little late coming, but I wanted to thank you for visiting my site and I hope you enjoyed my trip across the Atlantic and back to Canada and it’s east coast ports.
    I like your site and found it interesting and instructive, what kind of cleaner is Dawn, we dont have that over here? keep up the good work.

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  4. Yes so sick of fruit flies so will use your tip for this summers crops. In Spring next year hope to build a root cellar and hide the mound as on top build a pavilion to observe to lake then place all potato ,onion apples pears and preserves on shelving in trays .Art is to have it cool out of frosts and insulated.Then air flow is vital. So chimney can be one or all posts on pavilion. Moist air is vital too so bowls of water in the root cellar may help. Still have to block build a 12 x 12 room half under ground and then as lake is extended back fill the cellar all over leaving a porch door to get inside down small steps and door to cellar before you. I will fix power to luminate the pavilion so light can be taken into cellar using rubber lid points. Big job but kills two birds with one stop as other wise no pavilion.

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