Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Fruity Farewell

One of our favourite upsides of summer is the lovely local fruit. The downside? Fruit flies - seemingly everywhere. We've found an easy way to rid yourself of these pesky (and potentially harmful) creatures without resorting to a nasty chemical-laden store bought concoction. Try white wine. Simply pour some into a small jar and cover it with a bit of plastic wrap. Poke holes in the wrap with a pencil. The flies go in, but can't get out. For a more eco-friendly option, use a tall, narrow necked bottle and you can eliminate use of the plastic wrap. (This was figured out post-pic.) We tried balsamic vinegar too but wine won hands down 19-3. Do you have a tried and true homemade fruit fly remedy to share?

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