Tuesday, 16 September 2008

How to get rid of fruit flies

Drosophila is a genus of small flies, belonging to the family Drosophilidae, whose members are often called "fruit flies" or more appropriately vinegar flies, wine flies, pomace flies, grape flies, and picked fruit-flies, a reference to the characteristic of many species to linger around overripe or rotting fruit. (taken from wikipedia).

They linger.  They reproduce like crazy. They suck billy goat.

Fortunately, there is a sure fire way to rid yourself of them and have a good time while doing it.

How to get rid of fruit flies:

  1. Buy a bottle of Magnotta Vidal Ice Wine from your local liquor store.  It runs about $30-50 per bottle.

  2. Pour an ounce or so into a small espresso cup.

  3. Leave the cup on counter overnight.

  4. Drink rest of Magnotta Vidal Ice Wine.  Play a little Wii Teniis.

  5. Wake up completely hung over and sick from overdoing it on the ice wine Wii Tennis and find that fruit flies also enjoy Magnotta Vidal Ice Wine:

How to kill fruit flies

Poor buggers.  Just don't know when to stop.  But, if you have to die at all, drowning in ice wine would probably be right up there on my list of ways to go.


  1. They must really know how to have a good time...

  2. Are you sure you weren't just drinking the ice wine out of espresso cups all night and left your cup on the counter in a tipsy state, only to make this miraculous discovery in the morning??? ;)

  3. I could never waste ice wine on any kind of critter. I had some once and it was heavenly.

  4. Mmm, would love to try that wine... and maybe solve my fruit fly problem as well!

  5. Die by Magnotta. That would so be the way to go.

  6. luv the idea. im trying with balsamic vinagar, some fuit, water mixture in small expresso cups. BIG question/concern will they really drown or might i just be creating a delicous yummy friutfly nirvana breeding gournd?


  7. Place a bit of bread with vinegar drops on it inside of a plastic bread sack, prop open the mouth of the bag. Wait a while, read email, etc. Return to find a fruit fly party inside the plastic bag. Place one hand lightly across the opening, with the other press tightly while sliding toward the bottom of the bag. Shmear all the little buggers flat, delight reins. Reset trap for next fruit fly party, when no flies return, toss bag into the trash. Remove the garbage and all their little eggs go out with the fruit fly party bag. Sit undisturbed and read fresh emails, grin a bit.

  8. Now that is the best way to get rid of fruit flies I have found! I just use the boring methods like putting apple cider vinegar in a cup.

    You can drink ACV for health benefits, but it's not as enjoyable as other drinks ;)

  9. Hahahaha. This is awesome. :D


  10. That\'s ralely thinking out of the box. Thanks!


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