Have you had too many bugs around your Banana Bowl this summer?
About a month ago those fruit flies were about to take over our kitchen! We’d never seen so many! My husband said, “It makes you think they’re coming in on the bananas; then hatching out!”
Maybe they do? We don’t know. But they were pesky and aggravating!
By the time Canteloupe was prepared and sliced, the insects covered the pale orange fruit. Tiny black dots on your breakfast isn’t appetizing!
I must share a quick hint for you Ms Moms that amazingly works!!
I mentioned the problem to Nancy, my sister-in- law. She had a solution. It was simple enough so I tried it.
“Place some apple cider vinegar and some dish washing liquid in a small bowl.”. I did but used regular white vinegar because that’s what was in my cabinet. I waited.
Soon, dead black pests floated in the bowl!
Then in the latest bulletin from AARP, was a hint. I read all the time and had never seen this in print:
“A small dish of undiluted vinegar near fruit bowls repels fruit flies!”
So…you can successfully use white or apple cider vinegar and leave off the soap! Not necessary.
I made these photos after a new bunch of bananas began to ripen. Hope you can see the tiny black specs. It works! Enjoy the rest of our hot humid summer! It’s summertime in the South!