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!