It’s that time of year again when you’re busily putting up the last of the gardens harvest and feeling pretty good about what you’ve grown and preserved to feed your family throughout the winter months.
As you stand in your kitchen and admire all your hard work, your revere is broken by the cloud of fruit flies hovering above your counter tops!
How in the world can something so tiny be sooo annoying? Every fall starts the same with just a few showing up and I foolishly think that it won’t be so bad if I would just empty the compost bucket more often. I really was on top of it this year, but the buggers kept multiplying at breakneck speeds and using my kitchen as party central.
Last night I didn’t even dare think about putting down the glass of wine I was enjoying while cooking dinner. I don’t care if they are tiny, they still seem incredibly organized to me as they called in their troops and threatened to just pick up my whole glass and fly away!
Okay, this means war.
I’ve tried store-bought traps in the past with little success so when I found this recipe I thought I’d try it out.
Right after I took this picture I moved the trap over to a spot on my counter where I had earlier seen them practicing their military maneuvers and within seconds it looked like this!
I was so excited! I called Paul in to show him my victory. I kept checking the trap over the next hour and they just kept coming.
I was tempted to count them but decided against it since math really isn’t my thing and that seemed a bit obsessive.
You’ll have to take my word for what it looked like. I was so busy enjoying my gnat free victory glass of wine that I forgot to take a picture!