Making a Fruit Fly Trap From Cider Vinegar

5 Minutes
Make a simple and non-toxic trap to catch the annoying fruit flies that hitchhike into your home on bananas or other fruits.

Kathie Lapcevic
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  • Mary Rector Mary Rector on Jul 08, 2014
    would this work for gnats also?

  • C.a11521061 C.a11521061 on Sep 08, 2016
    From mid-summer 'til first frost, we get hundreds of gnats in our house. My first partially successful remedy was to hang fly strips. But the most effective method has been to set small jars (like empty pimiento jars) or bowls of apple cider vinegar in several spots on the kitchen and bathroom counters. Works like a charm! When it evaporates enough to lower the level of vinegar a good bit, I pour out what's remaining along with the dozens of dead pests, then refill the jar with fresh vinegar. I've read that a drop of dish washing liquid should be added to the jar, but I haven't found it particularly beneficial.