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We seem to have had some fruit fly infestation this summer. The little buggers are really annoying with their slow flying-ness landing on everything. Grrr. I didn’t want to spray the kitchen, so I searched the good old world wide webs for a solution. And, guess what? It totally works (as witnessed by the photo).

How to kill fruit flies
1) Get a bowl and some old fruit (sweet fruit, they don’t like lemons)
2) Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and poke holes in it with a fork
3) Wait.

The flies will get themselves trapped in the bowl…unless you agitate it in which case they will find a way out. I think they are so happy to have some fruit that they don’t even realise that they are trapped. Then you have to figure out a way to kill them. I know it is gross, but we’ve been sticking the bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds. Ewww. The Dalai Lama would not be so impressed with that method, I’m sure.

Another good fruit fly attractor is sweet white wine. If you put that in the bowl then they end up drowning in it which seems like a nice drunken humane way for them to go.

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