Get Rid of Fruit Flies with Apple Cider Vinegar
Are bugs taking over your home? Don’t spend all your money on bug traps. What do you need to trap the bugs for? They are already in your home and they are there because they are hungry. So use food to your advantage.
Let’s take fruit flies, for example. They are there to feed on moldy fruit, so why not give them what they want? Fill a glass half full with apple cider vinegar and drop in two or three drops of dish soap into the cup. The dish soap breaks the surface tension of the water, causing the flies to get stuck. Finally, place the cup near the area the flies are attracted to most and watch them get stuck in liquid and drowned.
If this method doesn’t work, it means the flies are getting away and not being pulled into the cider. To combat this, either cover the top of the cup with plastic containing tiny holes you poked with a needle, or add some more dish soap to the apple cider vinegar.
Build a Baby Powder Mountain to Stop Ants
Getting rid of ants can be a hassle, but there are ways to stop them. The first thing you need to do is find where ants are coming from. Once you know that, you have the upper hand. Simply sprinkle baby powder, chalk or Borax around the ant hill to trap the ants. The ants outside the hill will lose their scent of the hill, get lost and die. The ants still in the ant hill won’t be able to get out, meaning they die too.
Ants Hate Cucumbers: Cucumber Ant Repellent
Another clever and inexpensive way to rid your home of ants is to slice some cucumbers and place them near cracks, holes or any other way place ants to enter your home. It might sound strange, but ants hate cucumbers, meaning they will avoid a house full of cucumbers.
Crushed Mint Repels Flies
If you are having a fly problem, try using crushed mint to repel them. For some reason, flies hate the smell of mint and try to avoid the plant at all times.