Mum reveals how to keep fruit flies away using a wine cork

31 March 2021, 10:49 | Updated: 31 March 2021, 10:57

You can use a wine bottle cork to ward off fruit flies (stock images)
You can use a wine bottle cork to ward off fruit flies (stock images). Picture: Getty

A woman has revealed a great way to keep fruit flies away from the fruit bowl.

If you like keeping your fruit out in the open in a fruit bowl, but are tired of the pesky flies that flock to the food, one mum has shared her clever solution.

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Australian parenting Facebook group Mum Central revealed that you can put corks in a bowl to act as a repellant to the flies.

Corks will also absorb the sugar and moisture from the fruit, which can also help put fruit flies off.

The post reads: "Did you know fruit flies lay 500 eggs at a time on the fruit in your kitchen? Reuse wine corks in your fruit bowl. They absorb moisture from the ripening fruit and put off a fragrance that repel the pesky bugs.

Did you know fruit flies lay 500 eggs at a time on the fruit in your kitchen? Reuse wine corks in your fruit bowl. They...

Posted by Mum Central on Sunday, March 28, 2021

"Sounds like a good excuse to prepare some corks!"

You can use a cork from a wine bottle for the hack, but you'll need to make sure it's made from natural - rather than synthetic - cork.

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You can use corks from wine bottles for the hack (stock image)
You can use corks from wine bottles for the hack (stock image). Picture: Getty

Many Facebook users rushed to comment their approval of the hack, with one writing: "Well if they say so and it makes fruit healthier for the kids I can sacrifice a bottle or two".

Another added: "I'll have to go buy some wine so I can have corks".

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