We are sure that prevention is usually more effective than treatment alone. And this applies several times over if you have small and annoying flies in your home. Surely you try to keep your home clean, you take out the trash every day, you promptly process overripe fruit in some way. But what if these little insects are still flying around the house? Try the following ways to get rid of vinegar beetles.
The most effective of all effective
Apple cider vinegar is acidic, you can smell it and it’s a perfect attractant for midges. Just fill about a quarter of the jar with apple cider vinegar and cover with cling film, which you stick to the jar with adhesive tape. Once you’re done, prick the top of the foil with a thin object such as a toothpick or pin, which will allow the vinegar beetles to fly in. Apple cider vinegar is irresistible to these little flies, and before you know it, your jar will be full of flies.
Want to try other ways to attract flies to your trap so you can get rid of them? Try spring vinegar. Drizzle a few drops of dishwashing liquid into a jar of vinegar and follow the same procedure as with apple cider vinegar. Cover the jar with foil and secure with tape. Prick the top of the foil to make it more accessible to the flies. Then pour the liquid wherever you see fit.
Fruit with paper or milk, sugar and pepper
Another possible and effective way to get rid of vinegar flies, but also larger flies. Take a jar, place a piece of fruit in the bottom – preferably an apple and roll the paper into a cone shape. Once you have the paper cone ready, place it with the narrow side in the jar. You have now created such a funnel. Octomils will fly in through the funnel, but they won’t get out again. If for some reason even these three methods are not suitable for you, you can prepare the following three ingredients:
Take a casserole, at least a liter, and pour 450 milliliters of milk, 110 grams of sugar, 50 grams of ground pepper into it and heat everything for ten minutes. Allow all the liquid to cool and then pour into a larger bowl. After this delicious drink, the flies will surely not resist.
Wine, preferably red
Flycatchers love vinegar, but they also love red wine. Have you ever noticed how much vinegar-lovers love to sit on the grapes you bring home? Before you finish your favorite delicious red wine, think about leaving a sip for the midges at the bottom of the bottle. Octomils will simply fly into the bottle, but getting back out will be a problem due to the narrow neck.