Fruit Fly Trap Using Kombucha
So you’ve learned how to brew Kombucha, in fact you have a supply readily on hand. If you have more Kombucha than you can drink, there are a number of ways to put the extra to good use, but the best is probably a Fruit Fly Trap.
Fruit flies (aka Drosophila melanogaster) can be pesky the warmer it gets, making a trap particularly useful in the summertime. A little Kombucha in a shallow dish can solve your kitchen’s fruit fly infestation in a snap. Check out the Advanced Tip, especially if you have a garden to grow.
Get Rid of Fruit Flies with Your Leftover Kombucha!
Here’s what you need:
- A dish – this can be made from any material as you won’t be drinking from it.
- Some already fermented KT (Kombucha tea)
- A drop of soap
Here’s what you do:
- Pour the KT (Kombucha Tea) into the dish
- Add a drop of soap.
Voila! That’s it!
The drop of soap reduces the surface tension which causes the bugs to fall in but prevents them from flying out. If you don’t have any extra Kombucha, you can strain out the dead flies and reuse the liquid as needed.
Kombucha Kamp Advanced Tip: Fruit Fly Trap
Kombucha fruit fly traps are not only useful in the house, but also outside in the garden. All kinds of insects are attracted to the sweet, sour smell of the ‘Booch. And once they fall in, they can’t get out!
When the jar is full, I like to pour it into my composter or in the garden (acid loving plants only please!). The soil loves the pH of the KT and it helps the plants thrive.
Check out this post for more Kombucha Vinegar uses. What other ways do YOU use extra Kombucha around the house?