Okay…this tip, well, it’s the holy grail of tips I believe. At least one time every summer I realize we have a gnat problem, totally freak out and have to implement this tip. Everybody endures this grossness at one point each summer, so since I just had to do this, I thought I would share my tip on how to get rid of fruit flies or gnats…whatever you want to call them ;)
So, you have gnats, right? Or fruit flies. You may feel gross or dirty like I did that first time I woke up to these disgusting creatures flying around my kitchen. I seriously freaked! Well, no worries…everybody experiences a fruit fly infestation at some point in their lives, or if you are me, at least once a summer. I’m just going to be honest and say, it’s usually because I’ve had a glass of wine and left a tiny bit in the glass at night. Fruit flies LOVE wine! They also come with any kind of ripe fruit that you may either leave out on your counter, or fruit that you’ve thrown in the trash. I’m not sure how they find their way in your home, but if you have any of these things lying around, they will find you! So, here is what you do….you take a glass or jar or plastic container. Pour either 1/4 cup of white wine or 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in it, place plastic wrap over the top, pull it tight and secure with a rubber band. Now poke some holes in the top of the plastic wrap using a toothpick and make a small slit using a knife in the middle, so the gnats can get in…no worries, they won’t get back out! Leave it on your counter top until the gnats are gone…usually a couple of nights. After that, you should be all good! If they come back…just do it again! To keep them from coming back, be sure to rinse any glasses that had fruit juice or wine in them and either toss or store ripe fruit in the refrigerator! Hope this helps!
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