Craving Summer Produce but Don't Want to Deal With the Fruit Flies? Use This DIY Trap

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Summer equals fruit flies in my home. I love ripe fruits and veggies, which isn’t a good combination with warm weather, and I refuse to put them in the fridge and lose out on all that delicious and healthy goodness! So how do I deal with those itty-bitty pests? This smart solution is all I’ve been using because it works so well. Check out the easy step-by-step guide on how to make it ahead.

  1. To create the all-natural fruit-fly trap, add one-fourth cup apple cider vinegar to a small wide-mouth container. Add a few drops of your favorite dish soap, and top with water, creating a nice layer of bubbles.
  2. Place the fruit-fly trap next to the infestation, and watch as the little bugs get caught up in the layer of bubbles. The flies are attracted to the smell of the apple cider vinegar and then (kind of sadly, but not) meet their fate in the suds.
  3. Scoop the layer of fruit flies from the container with a spoon, and discard. Top with more water and soap to use as long as needed. Bye-bye, fruit flies!

Additional reporting by Lauren Harano

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