Organic Kombucha

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trouble shooting: Fruit Flies– don’t bother me! November 27, 2007

Filed under: kombucha,trouble shooting,vanessa — yumv @ 8:12 pm

Some of you with kombucha may have noticed a few more little friends in your kitchen. A few more little buggy friends. Fruit flies are a lot like us– i.e, they love kombucha. It’s the vinegar in it that drives them crazy. But, they’re not good for you or for your kombucha. What can you do? Plenty.

You can make trap yourself– roll a piece of paper into a paper funnel, then put it in a jar which is then baited with a few ounces of cider vinegar, or pre-made kombucha. Place the jar trap near your problem area (probably your brewer). This simple but effective trap will soon catch the little dudes, then you can handle them yourself, by killing them or releasing them outdoors. The choice is yours!

xo

v

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8 Responses to “trouble shooting: Fruit Flies– don’t bother me!”

  1. Margie Says:

    Goodbye Fruit Flies       
                  
      To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2″ with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid, mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
           
           
    16. Get Rid of Ants
       Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it “home”, can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains , but it works & you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

    PS. Don’t try watering your plants with kombucha. I tried it 10 or 11 years ago and got lots of ants in my apartment which was on the 7th floor.
           

  2. Margie Says:

    Sorry. I was really on the 6th floor.

  3. Don Says:

    it’s 12 degrees F. here tonignt. Im taking my trapped fruit flies out side. Little buggers…

  4. Jodie Says:

    Please someone tell me whether my bottled very delicious and fizzy brew is supposed to be producing a translucent disc like baby scoby in each bottle.

  5. marika Says:

    I have larvae and fruit flies in my Kombucha! My mother mushroom is at the bottom of the jar, is that contaminated or can I just flush it out?? HELP! I don’t want to throw away my mushroom!! It has traveled long and far with me!

  6. Dan Says:

    The same type of fly that was landing on the top of the kombucha brewer was also very interested in oranges which were in a produce bag, the kind with holes. Well, we left that out and 80% of them got trapped in the bag with the oranges and many more were easy pickin’s on the outside of the bag. They were trying to get in. So we got rid of almost all of them that way in one swell foop. 🙂


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