How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Use 2 regular non-toxic ingredients to get rid of fruit flies in your kitchen.

The other day my friend Mary Katherine was asking if anyone knew how to get rid of fruit flies? I remembered a trick I heard a long time ago and decided to try it. Apparently we had attracted quite a few of them from some bananas and a long buried peach!
 
How to get rid of fruit flies
 
Fruit Flies are attracted to very ripe fruit and when a mother lays her eggs they will hatch within 24-48 hours. You will see one and then there are lots and they are so annoying. They will pop up very quickly and are very hard to catch and get rid of. This is the best way I have found to combat these little bugs. First throw all the fruit away because they have microscopic larvae on them..yuck! You also don’t want a place for more fruit flies to lay eggs and multiply. Do not put any fresh fruit out for a few days. Take a shallow dish and pour in some vinegar (I only had apple cider on hand). Then pour in a few drops of dish soap, this will break the surface of the vinegar. The fruit flies are attracted to the vinegar and will end up drowning in the solution. Its and easy non-toxic way to get rid of fruit flies and the kids think it’s pretty neat too!
 
Using 2 household ingredients you can get rid of fruit flies when they attack your fruit
 

Do you have any other ways to get rid of fruit flies, I’d love to hear them. Please leave them in the comments below.

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Kelley Wilson

I love to cook, drink wine and craft. I live in Georgia with my husband and 2 sons. My goal this year is to become a better photographer and spend more time with my boys,

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  1. says

    GREAT tip Kelley!!! I'm soooo going to try this next time they up around my house!!Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  2. says

    Awesome tip, glad to see it works for you too! I've never done it purposely to get rid of fruit flies, but I did leave a bit of ACV in a measuring cup after cooking a while ago, and a few days later there was one little fruit fly drowned in it.Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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