28.6.10

Quick Kitchen Tip: Preventing Fruit Flies



Having fruit flies in the kitchen can be such a pain.  They can be especially bad in the summer months, because they like the heat and the humidity.  But there is a way to prevent them from ever coming into the house in the first place.




When it comes to fruit flies, bananas are your worst enemy, because in the supermarket, fruit flies preferentially lay eggs on bananas.  When you bring your bananas home, the flies hatch, and you have a problem.








The easy solution - rinse your bananas thoroughly when you bring them home from the store.  Voila!  No more pesky flies.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

Who knew that avoiding fruit flies was this simple!! I just bought bananas, its time to give them a bath :)

Rasha said...

Nice! Thanks for tips!

Tennessee Mom said...

Great tip, I'll have to try this and hope it helps the yearly infestation we seem to get.

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Uptown Girl said...

Just found your blog... thru mine :)

This is a cool tip. I'm soooo sending this to my roomies. I hate fruit flies with a passion. We even build traps for them at my apt...

C'est La Vie said...

oh no way! good! thank you! i HATE those guys

Lourie said...

Ummm gross about them laying their eggs in the bananas...but really a good tip for getting rid of them! Thanks!

Holly said...

I seriously did not know that about bananas...I have a new to do now...we always have tons of bananas in the house. Be gone fruit flies!

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