How To Get Rid of Fruit Flies
Want to know how to get rid of fruit flies and gnats in your house? Here is a simple homemade solution that works perfectly.
One of the great things about this is you are getting rid of the bugs with zero chemicals. We’ve been making All Natural Cleaners for years and love using ingredients that we know and feel safe about.
How To Get Rid of Fruit Flies and Gnats
Once a banana goes bad in the warm months it seems like within minutes the fruit flies appear out of thin air. There is not much more annoying and gross that gnats swarming around the kitchen. Yuck.
To get rid of these pesky bugs quick we’re going to make an easy DIY fruit fly trap! There is no better way to kick these things out of the kitchen than this. Trust me, I’ve tried them all.
Before you make the magic trap though, be sure to find the source of the problem. Usually it’s pretty obvious like the banana example above or an old bag of potatoes.
If you don’t get that out of the house you’ll just be killing gnats and fruit flies forever.
How To Get Rid of Fruit Flies Fast
Here is what you will need to make the DIY fruit fly trap:
- A small bowl
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Dish soap
- Plastic wrap
Grab a small, shallow bowl and pour in a few tablespoons of ACV. Then add put a couple pumps of dish soap. Make sure you at least cover the entire bottom of the bowl, so the bigger the bowl the more ACV you’ll need.
Place some plastic wrap tightly over the bowl and poke holes in it with a toothpick or a skewer.
Put the bowl in the area of the hotspot where you are seeing the most bugs and let it sit overnight. The smell will draw them in and they can’t get out.
Then next day you’ll be shocked to see how many fruit flies are in there!
Dump it out and make another. (No one wants to look at a dead bug graveyard all day.)
To be honest, I’ve done this so many times that I often skip over the plastic wrap part and the trap still works great. You may, however, not get them all because they have an escape if you don’t wrap it.
The next time you find yourself with some gnats of fruit flies, give this a try!
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