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Summer offers so many reasons to love it, but there are certain things that are less pleasant once the heat rolls in. For starters, bugs become much more noticeable and in the year of invasive gypsy moths and cicadas, they seem to be especially on our minds.

Yes, we are well aware of the role that bugs play in helping to maintain the ecosystem and there is nothing wrong with that. But, that doesn’t stop them from being annoying, especially when they’re in our homes. The warm weather causes fruit flies to start flocking into our homes and they are especially cumbersome. We tend to notice them the most when we are preparing food in the kitchen.

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These flies are hard to keep away because they can breach the home in a variety of ways. The garbage disposal and the drain are very popular hiding spots, and they are also known to congregate around the garbage can. Thankfully, there’s a method to keep them away and it is natural, cheap, and highly effective.

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Facebook user Jerry A Williams has been having a lot of luck with this hack and he decided to share it with his followers.

All you need to do is grab a cup and place a small amount of apple cider vinegar inside. From there, grab some tin foil and cover the top of the cup. Poke some holes, so that the scent can get out. Jerry also advises us to place a small piece of flypaper on top of the cup.

Photo: Facebook/Jerry A Williams
Photo: Facebook/Jerry A Williams

The apple cider vinegar attracts the fruit flies and the sticky paper ensures that they are unable to get out.

This method is sure to produce quick results and have your home back to normal in no time. The summer months do not mean that you should have to endure these types of invasions! Thanks to Jerry’s hack, this problem is finally going to become a thing of the past.

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