How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

The end of summer always brings with it hoards of fruit flies. I learned this trick from my friend Angella and every year I bust it out like some kind of twisted party trick. Pouring out tiny fruit fly bodies every morning when I empty the trap is so satisfying, you guys. So satisfying.


Mix together: 2 Tbsp white vinegar, 2 Tbsp granulated sugar, and 2 cups warm water. I like to make my fruit fly trap in a pie plate so there is lots of surface area to catch the most fruit flies. After the sugar has dissolved, add a few drops of liquid dish soap. The vinegar and sugar attract the fruit flies, the soap changes the surface tension of the water so the flies can't escape, and the water drowns the little suckers. I show no mercy.