Home Remedies for Fruit Flies

Here are a few of the best home remedies for fruit flies! Learn how to make a homemade fruit fly trap to catch them right as they appear. Fruit fly traps are really easy to make and they don't cost hardly anything. It is best to set one up as soon as you see any sign of the small bugs, as each one can lay up to 400 eggs at a time.

Tiny fruit flies are really a nuisance when they swarm your kitchen over some uncovered fruit. Unlike house flies, they are too small to swat, and you really don't want to spray a pesticide all over your food to kill them.

Where do fruit flies come in? They enter your home through small cracks and windows, often leaving behind thousands of eggs to hatch. Here are a few home remedies you can try at home to stop them.

The Drowning Method

This common recipe to kill fruit flies is quite effective at catching and drowning the many that swarm your kitchen. Simply mix a few ounces of apple cidar vinegar with a few drops of dish detergent and place it in a very small glass. A shot glass works well for this. Then, place the glass next to your produce and dump/refill as often as necessary.

Home Remedies for Fruit Flies

How to Make a Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

You will need:

  • A glass/plastic bottle
  • 1/4 cup lemonade
  • Two inches plastic wrap

Pour the lemonade into the bottle; discard the cap. Cover the opening of the bottle with a bit of plastic wrap, and then poke a few small holes in it with a toothpick or sharp pencil.

Turn the bottle on its side and leave near the fruit fly infestation. The small insects will crawl in to get the lemonade, but they cannot get out. You can also add a cap full of Borax to the lemonade kill them after they have drunk it.

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