We did a lot of canning this year. Tomato soup. Pickled beets. Chili sauce. Tomato sauce.
We will eat well this winter, for sure. Unfortunately, all that goodness comes with a downside.
If you’ve ever done any canning, you know that there can be a horrific aftermath of fruit flies.
Bringing all that fresh produce into the house to be processed usually means bringing in a few fruit flies.
Those few can soon multiply into a persistent cloud that can be tough to get rid of, especially if you are trying to avoid nasty chemicals in your kitchen.
After researching how to get rid of fruit flies, I decided to go with the cheapest, easiest way I could find to eliminate fruit flies from my house.
How to Trap Fruit Flies
I figured out how to trap fruit flies by putting a few drops of dish soap and a splash of apple cider vinegar in an empty plastic water bottle.
They fly in, but they don’t fly out, trapped by the sticky combination of dish soap and vinegar.
By the next morning, I had the results shown in the video. The fruit flies aren’t completely gone yet, but the population is considerably reduced.
Here we are, putting tomatoes through the grinder and strainer to make our soup. It’s a messy, tedious process, but the results are delicious!
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