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DIY Ways to Kill Fruit Flies in Your Home

Tuesday, March 17, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

DIY Ways to Kill Fruit Flies in Your Home

Most homeowners will experience a little fruit fly trouble throughout their lifetime. These pests are easily attracted to things like moist, fermenting fruits and vegetables, empty bottles, drains, mops, garbage disposals, and more. Although small in size, these flies can be irritating and unsightly. Check out the below natural, DIY ways to remove them from your home.

After a nice nightcap of wine or beer, leave a little bit of alcohol at the bottom of the bottle and set it out without a cap or cork. Flies are attracted to the sugar and scent and will become trapped due to the skinny neck of the bottle. Throw in a couple of drops of dish soap to help the process.

Grab a cup and pour a little apple cider vinegar in the bottom then cover the top with plastic wrap. Secure the cover with a rubber band and poke several holes in the plastic to allow for the flies to enter. Alternatively, you can opt for using a mason jar. 

Just screw the lid on and punch small holes through the metal. Attracted to the scent of the apple cider vinegar, the fruit flies will enter the cup but will be unable to leave once inside.

Take a small bowl and fill the bottom with vinegar then add 3 to 4 drops of dish soap. The flies remain attracted to the vinegar and the soap breaks the surface tension of the vinegar and makes the solution thicker, which sinks the flies to the bottom.

With a little bit of diligence and a combination of these solutions, you should have your kitchen back to yourself in no time!

Yancey Realty LLC
Franklin Yancey
1515 Mockingbird Lane, 4th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28209

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