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  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 2,941Member Member Posts: 2,941Member Member
    Terytha wrote: »
    So far, it's the best fly trap I've ever had. After just a few hours, hundreds of dead fruit flies. Very effective. Very gross. Appetite successfully killed. D:

    Dumb question, but how do you use it for this? Do you set out a bowl and they all rush in or something?
  • TerythaTerytha Posts: 818Member, Premium Member Posts: 818Member, Premium Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Terytha wrote: »
    So far, it's the best fly trap I've ever had. After just a few hours, hundreds of dead fruit flies. Very effective. Very gross. Appetite successfully killed. D:

    Dumb question, but how do you use it for this? Do you set out a bowl and they all rush in or something?

    More or less. They LOVE it. So I set out a little tupperware with some ACV and a drop of dish soap, cover it in plastic wrap, poke a couple holes and watch as they swarm in, get stuck, then drown.

    Red wine vinegar (my preferred cooking vinegar) works pretty well also.
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 2,574Member Member Posts: 2,574Member Member
    Terytha wrote: »
    So far, it's the best fly trap I've ever had. After just a few hours, hundreds of dead fruit flies. Very effective. Very gross. Appetite successfully killed. D:

    Yes! It's even more effective with a drop of soap. It's not my favorite use (using it in cooking is preferable), but it' works really well for catching and killing fruit flies.
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 3,361Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,361Member, Premium Member
    Terytha wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Terytha wrote: »
    So far, it's the best fly trap I've ever had. After just a few hours, hundreds of dead fruit flies. Very effective. Very gross. Appetite successfully killed. D:

    Dumb question, but how do you use it for this? Do you set out a bowl and they all rush in or something?

    More or less. They LOVE it. So I set out a little tupperware with some ACV and a drop of dish soap, cover it in plastic wrap, poke a couple holes and watch as they swarm in, get stuck, then drown.

    Red wine vinegar (my preferred cooking vinegar) works pretty well also.

    You watch them drown? That's just mean. 😂
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 2,941Member Member Posts: 2,941Member Member
    Terytha wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Terytha wrote: »
    So far, it's the best fly trap I've ever had. After just a few hours, hundreds of dead fruit flies. Very effective. Very gross. Appetite successfully killed. D:

    Dumb question, but how do you use it for this? Do you set out a bowl and they all rush in or something?

    More or less. They LOVE it. So I set out a little tupperware with some ACV and a drop of dish soap, cover it in plastic wrap, poke a couple holes and watch as they swarm in, get stuck, then drown.

    Red wine vinegar (my preferred cooking vinegar) works pretty well also.

    Cool. I may try this next time I notice some fruit flies.
  • snickerscharliesnickerscharlie Posts: 8,127Member Member Posts: 8,127Member Member
    The smell of ACV would definitely be the lesser of two evils. ;) Glad it helped! :)
  • Crafty_camper123Crafty_camper123 Posts: 1,391Member Member Posts: 1,391Member Member
    Isn't the kind of ACV with the "mother" supposed to be a source of probiotics? That's about the only actual health benefit I know of.
    It works well to keep your apples from browning after you cut them! And since it's apple based, it doesn't make your apples taste different.
    I've also used it in my shampoo to clear product buildup and dandruff. Works really well for that!
    edited August 14
  • earlnabbyearlnabby Posts: 7,360Member Member Posts: 7,360Member Member
    I JUST discovered an awesome use for ACV. My dog got skunked last week. Direct shot, up close and personal. When the smell hit me as she walked back through the door, I couldn't even identify it as skunk it was so strong--eyes burning, trying not to puke--strong.

    Into the tub with her and somewhere in my brain I remembered reading that skunk stuff was an oil, so decided to give vinegar a try since it is a magnificent oil/grease cutter. I cut it 50% with water and bathed her in it (used almost half a gallon of ACV, lol!) It worked!

    BUT my house still stank something fierce. So I boiled the ACV on the stove for awhile and that helped a lot, though it took a few sessions.

    Sorry nothing to do with weight loss, but I was just amazed at how well it deskunked. :smiley:

    A mixture of almond extract and water sprayed on the fur helps too. Whatever you use, make sure you use it on dry fur for the most effective treatment.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 19,065Member Member Posts: 19,065Member Member
    I JUST discovered an awesome use for ACV. My dog got skunked last week. Direct shot, up close and personal. When the smell hit me as she walked back through the door, I couldn't even identify it as skunk it was so strong--eyes burning, trying not to puke--strong.

    Into the tub with her and somewhere in my brain I remembered reading that skunk stuff was an oil, so decided to give vinegar a try since it is a magnificent oil/grease cutter. I cut it 50% with water and bathed her in it (used almost half a gallon of ACV, lol!) It worked!

    BUT my house still stank something fierce. So I boiled the ACV on the stove for awhile and that helped a lot, though it took a few sessions.

    Sorry nothing to do with weight loss, but I was just amazed at how well it deskunked. :smiley:

    Yes, I keep the cheap gallon jugs of ACV around for cleaning. I have chemical sensitivities and the "new fabric smell" on new clothes bothers me. So everything I buy gets soaked in ACV and water for a day or so before getting washed. ACV is indeed great for "offgassing" - glad it worked for you too!

    Poor dog, lol.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 11,576Member Member Posts: 11,576Member Member
    Isn't the kind of ACV with the "mother" supposed to be a source of probiotics? That's about the only actual health benefit I know of.
    It works well to keep your apples from browning after you cut them! And since it's apple based, it doesn't make your apples taste different.
    I've also used it in my shampoo to clear product buildup and dandruff. Works really well for that!

    Yes, probiotic, specific benefits unclear.

    Also some mixed results suggesting it might have a small beneficial effect in cases of digestive acid insufficiency, or in some people on blood sugar level.
  • NovusDiesNovusDies Posts: 4,445Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,445Member, Premium Member
    Isn't the kind of ACV with the "mother" supposed to be a source of probiotics? That's about the only actual health benefit I know of.
    It works well to keep your apples from browning after you cut them! And since it's apple based, it doesn't make your apples taste different.
    I've also used it in my shampoo to clear product buildup and dandruff. Works really well for that!

    It is unhealthy for the wallet. I do not know about the rest.

    Bragg is one of the most popular brands for the ACV believer but what happens in their production facility... well... it may be best for people not to know and it might take this thread off topic even further than skunks and flies.
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 299Member Member Posts: 299Member Member
    Can’t resist! Off to google Bragg’s...secure in the knowledge we don’t have that make in the UK! 😂
  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Posts: 6,441Member Member Posts: 6,441Member Member
    Can’t resist! Off to google Bragg’s...secure in the knowledge we don’t have that make in the UK! 😂

    We do actually. Holland & Barrett, Boots and a bunch of pharmacists sell it.
  • garber6thgarber6th Posts: 1,868Member Member Posts: 1,868Member Member
    Terytha wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Terytha wrote: »
    So far, it's the best fly trap I've ever had. After just a few hours, hundreds of dead fruit flies. Very effective. Very gross. Appetite successfully killed. D:

    Dumb question, but how do you use it for this? Do you set out a bowl and they all rush in or something?

    More or less. They LOVE it. So I set out a little tupperware with some ACV and a drop of dish soap, cover it in plastic wrap, poke a couple holes and watch as they swarm in, get stuck, then drown.

    Red wine vinegar (my preferred cooking vinegar) works pretty well also.

    I have to try this ASAP, this past week I have been invaded with those little suckers. I had a house guest who left a bottle of Braggs at my house, now I know what to do with it!
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 299Member Member Posts: 299Member Member
    Can’t resist! Off to google Bragg’s...secure in the knowledge we don’t have that make in the UK! 😂

    We do actually. Holland & Barrett, Boots and a bunch of pharmacists sell it.

    Ahh, never noticed it then! I think I’ve only ever had Aspalls or a supermarket own brand in the house. I’ve just googled it to see what the bottle looks like and I’d have passed over it because it calls itself ‘apple cider vinegar’ and I’m enough of a pedant to dislike seeing that! If it’s CIDER vinegar what else am I going to think it’s made from! 🙄

    I do realise that it’s just what Americans call any cider product, but I did say I’m being pedantic 😂
  • TerythaTerytha Posts: 818Member, Premium Member Posts: 818Member, Premium Member
    Do you think fly bodies dilute vinegar?

    I only ask because I think my trap is more fly than vinegar and I'm worried it's not drawing them in like it used to.

    But I'm too disgusted to empty it. :(

    Fruit flies are the worst.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 11,576Member Member Posts: 11,576Member Member
    Terytha wrote: »
    Do you think fly bodies dilute vinegar?

    I only ask because I think my trap is more fly than vinegar and I'm worried it's not drawing them in like it used to.

    But I'm too disgusted to empty it. :(

    Fruit flies are the worst.

    I see that you haven't had a brown marmorated stink bug invasion at your house yet. And may you never. (ACV holds no power over them. A desk lamp over a tub with an inch or two of slightly-dishsoaped water in it is about the best. Slightly dishsoaped water is no sensible aid to weight loss, either, but I guess it would count as a cleanse if you consumed it.)
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