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DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself Do you know a good gardening DIY plan? Are you in need for some good DIY ideas? This is the forum to discuss all Do It Yourself plans and questions. For example, learn about: The pipe work to support banana bunches, making pots out of newspaper, using plastic cups as pots, tips for building coverings for plants during winter, etc. If you know a good DIY plan, please share it here, and if you need one, please ask away!


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Old 09-09-2014, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Get Rid of Fruit Flies With This Kitchen Hack

Those pesky bugs that flit about your kitchen, the ones that come from heaven knows where? The American Chemical Society is here to help you get rid of the irritating insects once and for all.

Here’s what to do: Pour some apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap into a small dish, then cover tightly with plastic wrap. Poke a few small holes, then wait for those troublesome gnats to meet their maker.

"Those little guys are very much attracted to the scent of vinegar," explains the video’s narrator. "This is because their larvae feed on bacteria that grow in fermenting environments." The addition of dish soap breaks the surface tension of the vinegar. "So in other words, when a fly steps into the trap and checks out the vinegar, it falls right in, rather than being propped up by the surface tension of the vinegar."
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I do that all the time in my Kitchen workes fine for me. I just do it with apple juice and dish soap. same effect.
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Those pesky bugs that flit about your kitchen, the ones that come from heaven knows where? The American Chemical Society is here to help you get rid of the irritating insects once and for all.

Here’s what to do: Pour some apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap into a small dish, then cover tightly with plastic wrap. Poke a few small holes, then wait for those troublesome gnats to meet their maker.

"Those little guys are very much attracted to the scent of vinegar," explains the video’s narrator. "This is because their larvae feed on bacteria that grow in fermenting environments." The addition of dish soap breaks the surface tension of the vinegar. "So in other words, when a fly steps into the trap and checks out the vinegar, it falls right in, rather than being propped up by the surface tension of the vinegar."
we do this also,but stoped using plastic wrap with same effect.
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oh yah i forget to mention. I use it just in a with no plastic on it. workes fine. but i get rid of it before it starts to be cidre
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Thanks guys! I've got loads of them fruit flies! I'll finally get them!
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They have a tendency to come in with plants, so that's good to know.
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When choosing remedies to get rid of flies, you should pick killing flies chemicals containing permethrin and tetramethrin, and avoid those containing chemical elements that are toxic and dangerous to humans and pets, like phosphorus and chlorine. Here are some hacks on how to get rid of those insects. Hope it will come in handy.
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