05 Jul '11, 9pm

Bugs bugging you? Here's a great way to get rid of fruit flies in your kitchen

Bugs bugging you? Here's a great way to get rid of fruit flies in your kitchen

I removed all food from my kitchen counters. The cantaloupe rinds went into the compost. I also had to put the tomatoes that were sitting on the counter in the refrigerator. I needed to get rid of any food that was sitting out. I put the bread that normally sits on top of my hutch into the microwave to get it out of the way, too, just to be safe. I didn't think the fruit flies would go after the bread, but I wasn't taking any chances. I cleaned the counters thoroughly to make sure there was nothing stuck on them that the flies would find attractive. I put ice cubes in my garbage disposal and ran the disposal. Fruit flies like to live in the disposal and just running it may not kill the flies that are not near the blades. I read that as the ice gets crushed it will shoot around and knock the fruit flies into the bottom of the disposal. I filled a jar with about an inch of c...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/natural-frui...

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