How to get rid of fruit flies

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Learn how to naturally get rid of those pesky fruit flies that seem to invade your home every now and again. If you've ever had to deal with an annoying fruit fly infestation, which seems to happen at least once a year, usually sometime around the summer, you will want to learn how to get rid of them. It seems to happen innocently enough, with one or two fruit flies buzzing around the compost pail, and before you know it you've got them flying all around the kitchen. Especially annoying when you've got guest over for dinner. The good news is that fruit flies aren't all that difficult to get rid of, and with these simple and inexpensive DIY ideas you will have your kitchen back to normal in no time.

A simple DIY idea for getting rid of fruit flies is to take a wide mouth mason jar and fill it about half way to three-quarters of the way full with some all natural apple cider vinegar. It shouldn't be white vinegar or any other vinegar, but apple cider vinegar. Then add a few drops of some liquid dish soap, and fill the rest of the jar with some water until the there are bubbles that reach the rim of the mason jar. It really is as easy as that, just leave the mason jar alone for a few hours, and you will soon notice the fruit flies getting caught in the jar. When you see the bubbles in the jar disappear, your can pour some out and fill the jar again with some more water. Keep changing out the jar periodically with the all natural mixture until all of the fruit flies are gone. This should take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. You are sure to be amazed by just how many fruit flies you had in your house in the first place. It’s kind of disgusting to see how fast these little pests multiply. After using this DIY idea and natural cleaner, your house will be back to normal, and you can have guest over again. For the full step by step tutorial, you will want to take a look at the Suburban Turmoil site.

You can use apple cider vinegar for more than this DIY idea for getting rid of fruit flies. Use apple cider vinegar in the kitchen for a variety of DIY ideas, natural cleaners, and as a non-toxic cleaner. Use a 1:1 solution of apple cider vinegar and water to make a great natural cleaner for the entire kitchen. Apple cider vinegar can even remove bacteria. Use apple cider vinegar to scour your countertops, the microwave, and the stovetop. And because this non-toxic cleaner is diluted, you don't have to worry about the acid in the vinegar eating away at surfaces or dulling away their shine. Add some apple cider vinegar into your dishwasher wash cycle so it can remove stains from dishwares such as coffee cups and wine glasses. A quarter-cup of apple cider vinegar should do the job. A little more apple cider vinegar can also be used to help clean, deodorize and de-stain your dishwasher when added a couple of minutes into the wash cycle. And you can also use apple cider vinegar as a DIY idea to help clear a clogged drain. To use, pour about half a cup of baking soda down the drain, then follow with a cup of apple cider vinegar and a cup of hot water.

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