How To: Get Rid of Fruit Flies

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Bugs. They spend all day buzzing around and annoying the shit out of you. Well I’m sick of it. Sick of it I tell you! Where did all this hatred come from you ask? Well, my friend Blake and I may have gotten a little Pinterest happy for the fourth. We wanted as many red, white and blue foods as possible. Her red and white poke cake with berry topping and my blueberry, strawberry and marshmallow flag may have been a hit in the taste category, but that deliciousness came at a price. And that price was in the form of hundreds of teeny tiny annoying fruit flies.

The chaos was immediate. As soon as we took out the offending pinterest goods the fruit flies were everywhere. By morning the cake was inedible. I rose early the next morning in the hopes of enjoying a piece of cake with my coffee and instead I was nearly blinded by the fruit flies that decided to fly directly into my eyes when I lifted the cover on the cake. If that wasn’t enough, a few decided it would be fun to fly up my nose! I did not agree.

Our beautiful fruit fly attracting desserts.

This had to end. I immediately went to the Boat Galley website and did a search. Caroline seems to have a solution for everything and this was no exception. The best part was I already had all the ingredients! The recipe was simple. Poor apple cider vinegar into a shallow dish, add a drop of dish soap, mix and watch the little buggers happily drown themselves. Now, I’m pretty sure I didn’t need to use the organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, but it was what I had on hand. And you know what, I would do it again! That concoction worked a serious miracle. I stopped counting after 312 dead fruit flies out of pure disgust. Its been a week and a half and I think I have finally ridded our home of the little pests. Warning: if anyone tries to bring a banana on to my boat all hell will break loose!


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