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How to get rid of fruit flies

bananasIt's nearing the season when deliciously ripe fruit overflows grocery shelves and farmer's markets reopen their stands with the summer's bounty. To prep for all that juicy goodness, start arming yourself against the bugs that inevitably hitch rides to your home. This tip for getting rid of fruit flies comes from a colleague's grandmother -- so it's sure to work, or at least try out.

Put a 1/2 inch white vinegar in a glass jar and cover with cellophane or plastic wrap. With a fork, prick holes in the cellophane; set the covered jar on the counter near your fruit basket. Fruit flies will be attracted to the vinegar and get trapped in the jar -- not in your fruit.

Good luck -- let us know how it goes!

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