Getting Rid of Fruit Flies

Spring is in the air at the Rill Foods Production facility!! The crocuses have started to bloom, the day lilies are peeking out from underneath their mulch and the red breasted Robins are back in hoards. These signs of spring are a welcome reminder  that life is returning and rejuvenating after a long dreary winter. The returns of some animals however, are not so celebrated here at Rills.

Just yesterday we saw the first fruit fly of the year hanging out in a basket of oranges. We compost all of the scraps out of our kitchen and every summer these little buggers find a way in then multiply, seemingly by the thousands, in just a matter of hours. But no longer will we have to tolerate these little buggers! Lacey (read her story here), found a nice little trick to get rid of the flying menaces.

Method 1
Put 2 tsp of cider vinegar, 1 tsp sugar and several drops of liquid soap in a bowl of water.
The vinegar and sugar attract the fruit flies then the soap kills them.

Method 2
Partially fill a small bowl with apple cider vinegar. Cover with plastic wrap. Poke holes in the top of the plastic wrap.
This method traps the fruit flies and they won’t be able to get back out.

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