Fruits are a great source of vitamins and minerals that our body needs. That’s why it’s essential to always have a fresh stock of fruits in your home. But unfortunately, pesky fruit flies are drawn to them, and they can be annoying once they settle in. Luckily there are easy ways that you can do to get rid of fruit flies in your home.
Besides keeping your house clean,
Here are the 3 Best Ways to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
Apple Cider Vinegar and Plastic Wrap Trap
If you want to get rid of Fruit Flies naturally, then this one is for you. Create a homemade trap using only one ingredient: apple cider vinegar. Place apple cider vinegar in a tall glass or a bowl. After that, cover the glass with plastic wrap, secure the edges with a rubber band and poke small holes in the top using a toothpick. Fruit Flies will be drawn to the scent of vinegar in the glass and will fly through the holes. However, once they’re inside, they won’t be able to get away from the plastic wrap barrier.
This DIY method is easy and effective if you do not want to use chemical insecticides for the side effects. You can make several of these traps and place them around your kitchen for better results.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Dish Soap Trap
Adding liquid soap to Apple Cider Vinegar in a bowl is another way of making fly traps more effective. Mix about an inch of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap, preferably with a fruity smell. You can leave the bowl uncovered this time. Once again, the flies will be attracted to the scent in the bowl, making them fly through it, and when the flies are in it, the soap will trap them by cutting the surface tension of the vinegar so the flies will sink and drown. The detergent in the soap will eventually kill them by destroying their digestive tract.
Sticky Fly Trap
Using fly traps will help eliminate the presence of fruit flies in your home. If you’re not into DIY traps, try using fly traps that you can purchase from home improvement stores or even online. Fly traps are covered with a very sticky substance that attracts fruit flies, gnats, and most other winged insects and traps them, making it an effective solution for getting rid of fruit flies. You can mix sugar and water to get a few fruit flies to the trap, and then when it’s trapped and dead, other insects will be attracted to it as well. Just be careful when using these fly traps as they are very sticky and tend to stick to everything.
These are just some of the many ways you can get rid of fruit flies.