It’s that time of year…when all the fresh fruit and produce that you bring home from the farmer’s market makes your kitchen a magnet for those pesky fruit flies. Do they drive you as crazy as they drive me?
We’ve had a few flying around for a few days, and I finally decided to do something about it. For the longest time I really had no idea how to get rid of fruit flies, but then I came across this pin from The Idea Room and thought I’d give it a try.
A piece of cardstock, some masking tape, a jar, a piece of cantaloupe, and 3 minutes later, I had my fruit fly trap all set up.
The next morning, there were two flies in the jar! It worked! And it really couldn’t have been easier.
If you’ve been wondering how to get rid of fruit flies – this is your solution! Give it a try!
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I detest fruit flies. I wonder though if the trap attracts more of them? Did it cut down on the ones flying in your house. Bugs are so bad this year!
Nope, it definitely didn’t attract more of them…I had only noticed one or two around the kitchen, I left the trap out for 24 hours, and it only caught two in the first 12 hours, no more after that…and I haven’t noticed any more around the house since!
I HAVE to try this! I have fruit flies all over my kitchen!!! Thanks for this!
~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
You can also take a little dish, pour some apple cider vinegar in it, add a dash of dish soap, quick stir and soon no more fruit flies! The apple cider vinegar attracts, the soap finishes them off. :)
Oo, another good idea! Will have to try that one, too!
Apple cider vinegar/fish soap over the years has done very little for us, but the deteriorating fruit in the bottle is amazing!
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Yes, I can confirm that this is a proven DIY method for catching fruit flies.
Ok, I have now made 3 of these using a plastic single use water bottle. I have use soft grapes in the bottle make a cone out of some advertising (it’s nice and slick). Taped the cone to the bottle. Wahla, this works fabulously and my husband about 20-7 yards from the bottle gets to take a nap peacefully, with no gnats flying up his nose!
Now there are no more grapes so a squished 4 blackberries and some molded Cool whip to speed the deterioration of the blackberries! Last bottle had about 15-20 gnats!