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How to catch fruit flies at home
Fruit flies can be so annoying, can’t they? It seems they are impossible to avoid and eliminate. If you find your home filled with pesky fruit flies, I have a tried and true technique to get rid of them. It’s so simple and requires only two easy to find ingredients. Here’s how to catch fruit flies at home:
Tried & True Fruit Fly Trap:
Next, fill a bowl with apple cider vinegar and add a few drops of dish soap.
Bam! That’s all you need to catch fruit flies! Soon you’ll be seeing those pesky things floating in your concoction.
The fruit flies are attracted to the sweetness of the apple cider vinegar. The soap reduces the surface tension of the liquid, causing the fruit flies to sink and drown when they land on it.
By placing a jar or two in areas where you notice a lot of flies, you’ll soon be seeing a lot less fruit flies in your home. Whew!
Check the traps regularly and empty them when they start to accumulate fruit flies. Rinse out the traps and replace the apple cider vinegar and dish soap as needed.
Here’s how you can prevent fruit flies:
- Wash all produce when you get home from the store.
- Refrigerate promptly the produce that belongs in the fridge.
- Freeze or toss overripe produce.
- Clean up any spills promptly.
- Keep your kitchen sink and drain clean.
- Regularly empty and clean your garbage cans.
With these simple tips, not only will you know how to catch fruit flies, you’ll know how to prevent them from showing up in the first place.
How have you dealt with fruit flies? Tell us in the comments below!