Mother reveals her simple trick for killing fruit flies – and you only need two ingredients
- Australian mothers are sharing a two-ingredient trick for killing fruit flies
- They created a ‘trap’ using just a dash of apple cider and liquid detergent
- The tried and tested method attracts the tiny insects into cup and then kills them
A group of Australian mothers are sharing a DIY trick for getting rid of the pesky fruit flies for good – and you only need two ingredients.
Frustrated homeowners said they had gone to extreme lengths to kill the bugs by cleaning their homes and even scrubbing their walls – but to no avail.
However, people are swearing by a ‘trap’ they created in their homes, which involves a cup with a dash of apple cider and liquid detergent.
Many women said the tried and tested method attracts the tiny insects into the cup before drowning them.
A group of Australian mothers are sharing a DIY trick for getting rid of the pesky fruit flies for good – and you only need two ingredients – apple vinegar and liquid detergent
‘For those suffering from fruit flies, gnats or whatever these feral pains are… apple cider vinegar and dishwashing liquid – this is what it caught in 30 minutes,’ one mother said, alongside a picture of the dead fruit flies.
One woman said she used the same trick, and she was able to get rid of an ‘influx of fruit flies’ amid Queensland humidity.
‘I put some small dishes around the house with apple cider vinegar and a dash of dishwashing liquid and have caught so many. Highly recommend,’ she said.
Another woman said she was pleasantly surprised the trick worked after the ingredients attracted more than 100 fruit flits.
One woman said: ‘I swear by this too. It’s amazing.’
One woman said this (pictured) was her fourth glass after the rain sparked an ‘infestation’ of fruit flies
Another woman revealed she created a ‘trap’ by with apple cider and liquid detergent
One woman said she was so fed up with the ‘annoying’ fly roaming her home, she decided to do the trick.
‘I set a trap with apple cider vinegar and dishwashing liquid hoping to catch this one annoying fly was circling us the whole night. Took about five minutes,’ she said.
Another mother said using balsamic vinegar with liquid detergent also works.
‘Glass jar with equal parts balsamic vinegar and warm water plus a drop of dishwashing liquid. Place it in a warm spot,’ she said.