Hometalk.com

Hi There Here's how you can get the most out of your home & garden social network: Go home

Get Rid of Fruit Flies {DIY Fruit Fly Trap}

We have had a fruit fly outbreak, so instead of using the sticky fly traps that we've used in the past, I gave this fruit fly trap method a try. It worked perfectly!

All you need is a jar, a piece of paper, apple cider vinegar and liquid dish detergent!

Time: 2 Minutes Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://myblessedlife.net/2013/06/get-rid-of-fruit-flies.html

114 Comments | Add a Comment Displaying 15 of 114 comments | See Previous
  • Barbara P
    Barbara P Marquette, MI
    I just use plain cider vinegar, put plastic wrap over the container then seal with an elastic, poke little holes in the wap and set aside
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Patricia
    Patricia Suttons Bay, MI
    I tried it just the way it was first posted. I left it out in the afternoon, and in the morning, the vinegar was black !! There wasn't a single fly in my kitchen !! Thank you so much !!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Nan Lambert
    Nan Lambert Louisville, KY
    this worked will for me, i didn't use the paper but i couldn't believe how many i trapped
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Jennifer Kanzigg
    I used sweet tea and dish soap. It did not matter which soap I put in the cup. Set them around my house and in two days they were gone and have not come back.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Lila Mae Dease
    Lila Mae Dease Kernersville, NC
    I used cider vinegar, a little water and dawn dish detergent just a few drops. I used juice glasses and set several around the kitchen. Worked great. Have also heard using shallow dish with wine. Seems the little buggers have a taste for the grape.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • CanmoreMom
    CanmoreMom Canada
    I dropped a piece of fruit in with the cider vinegar and couldn't believe the flies we found inside by the end of the afternoon. My only question is, once you have them trapped...then what? How do you finish the job?
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
    • Donna W
      CanmoreMom Take the container outside and wash it in case eggs were deposited in the container. I've read that they can adhere inside the drain pipe, hatch and return to haunt you. They can even survive and hatch after a bleach rinse.
      This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
      This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Irene
    Irene Montclair, CA
    Are you talking about gnats? During the summer we have gnats like crazy. They love the fruit that falls on the ground. I wonder if the vinegar and soap would attract the gnats.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Sharon
    Sharon Oakland, ME
    I'm going to give this a try, no fruit in the house but have fruit flies; they seem to find their way into my glass of wine in the evening but don't like it in a dish on the counter, going to try the vinegar.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Val Roche
    Val Roche Australia
    I think you will find that a lot of these are ferment flies . There is a difference
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Odessa Harris
    Odessa Harris Raleigh, NC
    anybody got a solution for ants, I can't seem to get rid of them
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
    • Sharon
      Sharon Oakland, ME
      Odessa Harris there are quite a few remedies on hometalk, if you do a search, it ranges from sprays to cinnamon and even sugar & borax mixture, hope it helps
      This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
      This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Odessa Harris
    Odessa Harris Raleigh, NC
    Thanks Sharon, I will do my research
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
Myra @ MyBlessedLife.net

Related Posts

Continue browsing
Feedback