When we got back from vacation we realized we had made the mistake of not throwing out some of the fruit and veggies we had out of the counter (UGH!). We were only gone for a week this time, but there were dozens of annoying fruit flies. The first few days I just tried to swat them, but soon learned that was never going to get rid of them. I found a site on pinterest that claimed if you put out a bowl of apple vinegar and a few drops of liquid dish soap out that would get rid of the gnats. Of course I wanted to test it out.
I know I don’t have the after picture (trust me it was gross), but this bad boy got rid of those annoying bugs. I had been swatting and trying to get them one by one for days, and I finally was able to get rid of them with a little vinegar and dish soap. Awesome.
Disclaimer: I will add that when I did it the first time I didn’t have immediate success so my husband threw the vinegar out and put dish soap around the top of the bowl and around the sides (to make it slippery for them? I don’t know) and he killed WAY more bugs than I did. So you might want to try that too?