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Wine Is The Secret To Keeping Pesky Fruit Flies Out Of The House
While they're relatively harmless, fruit flies can be one of the most annoying pests to face in your home — especially when they won’t let you sip your wine in peace.
One of the easiest ways to get rid of the pesky flies is by using the very wine they’re attracted to. Start by pouring a small amount of wine into a bowl or disposable container.
Cover the bowl in plastic wrap, and use tape if needed to create a tight seal. Then, poke a few tiny holes in the plastic wrap with a bamboo skewer or toothpick.
Make sure the holes are large enough for a fruit fly to slip through but small enough that it can't easily escape. Now your fruit fly trap is ready.
When the fly inevitably goes down to take a sip, it'll either get stuck in the wine or become too inebriated to fly and eventually drown.
Nearly any kind of wine will work for this trap; however, a sugary red wine may reap the best results as it tends to be more aromatic than a white wine.
To make the trap even more effective, add a dash of dish soap to lower the surface tension of the wine. This will make the flies sink to the bottom almost immediately.