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How to Trap Pesky Fruit Flies

A jar covered with plastic wrap sitting on a counter.
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If you’ve ever had to deal with fruit flies, you’re probably well acquainted with just how obnoxious the tiny little flying monsters can be. The good news is there’s a DIY fruit-fly trap that will help you out.

Melissa Epifano, a contributor at My First Apartment, created a genius hack using items you likely already have in your pantry. All you need is some apple cider vinegar, dish soap, plastic wrap, a toothpick or knife, and a glass jar.

You just mix the apple cider vinegar and dish soap in the jar, cover it with the plastic, and then create a hole. Set the concoction next to your fruit bowl and watch the flies go to their cidery graves.

When it’s full, just empty it and create a new batch!

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »

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