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Sourdough Bugs: How To Get Rid of Them?

Natasha Krajnc

Why Are Fruit Flies Attracted to Sourdough Starter?

Much like overripe or rotting fruit, your sourdough starter is constantly fermenting, which makes it a very delicious food source for the fruit flies.

How To Protect Your Starter From Fruit Flies?

– Keeping your starter covered – Placing your starter in a different container – Storing it elsewhere – Setting up a fruit fly trap – Ensuring your kitchen is free from other food sources

If your starter is quite young, then it’s a good idea to let it breathe. Cover the starter with a coffee filter, or paper towel, and secure this with an elastic band or thick string.

You could always use a dough proofer to store your starter away from fruit flies. This allows your starter to comfortably ferment.

You can easily make a trap by pouring apple cider vinegar into a dish, then pouring a layer of dish soap over the top of it.

Make sure you wash and clean all the fruits and veggies that you bring into your home, and store them away from your kitchen counter.

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Natasha Krajnc

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