It never fails. Every summer I have a problem with fruit flies, especially so since I’m bringing in new garden bounties every day. They are so annoying! Usually, I mix up a solution of white vinegar & dishwashing detergent and set it out where I see them, and it seems to catch some of them. A few days ago, I noticed them swarming my basket of fresh tomatoes from my garden – so I went for the vinegar, but I was all out. I did, however, have a bottle of red wine vinegar – so I figured I’d use it instead. The fruit flies were instantly drawn to it, and I’m eliminating way more of them than I was with the white vinegar.
For comparison’s sake, I also tried some apple cider vinegar… which worked just as good as the white vinegar – but the red wine vinegar solution out worked both of them.
The technique (if you even want to call it that) is simple – just pour some red wine vinegar in a shallow dish & add in a few drops of Dawn dishwashing detergent.
In just 2 hours, this is what was in one of my dishes. Warning, those with the faint of heart should look away… I photographed fruit flies of which I drowned…. I’m a fruit fly murderer.