With Local Fruit Comes Local Fruit Flies

He may look cute, but a couple dozen of his friends aren’t!

I don’t know about you, but this time of year becomes a fruit fly hang out in my apartment. I think it’s partially related to the lack of A/C. My building was built in the 1920s so I’m not even sure they knew what air conditioning was back then besides sitting on a block of ice. So no central air for me. We do have window units but only use them when we’re in a room, so heat and humidity builds. I store my fruit (like tomatoes and peaches) on the counter; I don’t want to destroy their flavor by refrigerating. Thus heat, humidity and ripe produce welcomes fruit flies. Luckily, over the years of living in apartments I’veĀ  discovered a pretty foolproof plan of attack.

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