Fruit flies: how to get rid of them around fruit

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  • Ald20653679 Ald20653679 on Aug 30, 2017
    I guess you're talking about inside . Put out a plate of apple cider. After a while you should see the flies floatinto around. It might take a day or two.

  • 19628357297 19628357297 on Aug 30, 2017
    you need to get you some plastic bottles, like water or gatorade , as long as they are a firm bottle , drill small holes in the lids just large enough for the fries to get in, wash the out good, put about 2 inches of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR , and about 2 inches of water, and them 1 drop of dish liquid. screw the lid on and watch . i keep a bottle in the kitchen , bath room , living room and in the utility room. they like dirty drains so put some bleach down the drains , i have been using this for years, it works , they were driving me crazy too. i clean out my bottles about every 2 months and refill them , i dont were they come from but this works great.

  • Oberlinmom Oberlinmom on Aug 30, 2017
    My favorite is a small bowl with cider vinegar and a tiny bit of dish soap. The dish soap cuts the surface tension of the vinegar so the fruit flies land and sink.

  • Kim Kim on Aug 30, 2017
    Fruit Fly remedy

    4TBSP vinegar
    2TBSP water
    1 small drop dish soap
    A small piece of apple core

    Mix all together and put in cereal bowl with apple core in the center. Place on counter near kitchen and bathroom sinks. Don't move the bowl until its all evaporated. They should all be gone by then.
    Pour boiling water down your drains to kill larvae.
    To remove the ones flying around and annoying you, use spray cooking oil to coat one side of a paper plate. Use the plate to swat them out of the air. They stick to the plate and die.

    : )

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 09, 2022

    Hi Nancy, hope this helps you out, it has a few methods to get rid of the pesky fruit flies,

    https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a25042/how-to-kill-fruit-flies/