"What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?"
Emile M. Cioran

Summer heat breeds fruit flies. Lots of them apparently. I’m sure that we are not the only ones to be suffering from these annoying and kind of gross flying pests. A wee bit of biology here: a female can lay up to 500 eggs if given the chance and prefers to do so in very ripe fruits and vegetables.  So, relegating them to the fridge will help alot! If they still won’t leave your kitchen because of a compost pail or empty beer bottles , here some ideas for easy ‘traps’ using apple cider vinegar or even milk. We even found a site that compares all kinds of methods, showing which ones work best. Let us know which is a favorite in your home!



Place a bay leaf in with ripe fruit. I tried this method this summer and it works, no fruit flies.

Very cool! I will be sure to try this. Thanks Krista.