Get Rid of Fruit Flies

  1. Linda D. says:

    I have been infested with fruit flies for over 3 weeks now. Ordered fancy traps, tried the funnel thing with vinegar, even chased them down with a fly swatter! Even this tip didn’t work. Any other ideas? I AM DESPERATE.

    • Drea says:

      I have problems with them as well. Do the above with apple cider vinegar & original sunlight dish soap, it is the only soap that works. I simply mix the two and then top the container with saran wrap and poke a few holes in the top, that way they get stuck. Also pour bleach down all of your drains, that is where they lay eggs and bleach is the only thing that kills them. Hope this helps!

    • leah says:

      Try apple juice in a cup. We had a ton of them and my kids left a cup of juice on the counter and I have as filled wi h them.:.. But it does taken24 hours

    • Tammy says:

      Also try dumping some bleach down your sink drains. I had the same problem, no fruit even around. Something must have been caught in pipes. Poured some bleach down it, waited about 30-45 and then ran some water down it and they were gone.

    • jenn says:

      Yes…this is what I do…I get a bowl and I pour red wine in the bottom…and drop a half of banana or couple slices of apples. Then I cover the bowl TIGHTLY with saran wrap …and very carefully with the tip of a knife poke TINY holes in the top. Maybe 5 or so. Then put the bowl where no one will bother it or scare the flies..and wait a few hours…then I quickly throw my dish towl over it..pick up the bowl..and quickly walk out back and away from my house and take off the towl and wrap and watch them all fly away. I do it over and over till they are gone. Has worked a couple years for me so far.

    • Lyra L. says:

      take your hair dryer and get an extension chord- a long one. Then turn it on, flip it backwards, and use the back fan end to suck them in to their death. Effective, yet fun.

    • Fliesbegone says:

      I have had some success w/organic, raw red wine vinegar & soap… they seem to know the difference between the cheap stuff and the expensive stuff.

      I have had even better success with dousing left over fruit in Truvia sweetener. Leaving it in a yogurt cup with holes cut n the lid… I read that the Truvia acts a poisen to them, killing them in just 3-5 days. (They can live up to 30days)

      It worked… no more fruit flies for over a month now.

    • Fliesbegone says:

      I have had some success w/organic, raw red wine vinegar & soap… they seem to know the difference between the cheap stuff and the expensive stuff.

      I have had even better success with dousing left over fruit in Truvia sweetener. Leaving it in a yogurt cup with holes cut n the lid… I read that the Truvia acts a poisen to them, killing them in just 3-5 days. (They can live up to 30days)

      It worked… no more fruit flies for over a month now.

  2. Stephie says:

    Buy an electric fly swatter. They look like a tennis racket. With the push of a button some electricity will run through the wires. Just wave the swatter over the area with the flies and watch them burn 😉

  3. LadyBug says:

    fruit flies are a part of life – but they don’t have to be a nuisance. this method works great, but you only need about 1/4 cup total liquid. i use a custard dish, 1/8 cup cider vinegar, 2 drops of dawn and 1/8 cup water. no need for bubbles, just stir it with your finger. i always have one tucked away out of sight on my counter. i change the liquid every other day and it works. you’ll still see them, but that’s the price you pay for storing fruits/veg on your counter.

  4. LadyBug says:

    oh! try vacuuming them up with the hose – it works great and it’s fun!

  5. me says:

    Take balsamico, the dark one, that works even better!

  6. Charlene Turner Smith says:

    I put AC Vinegar and Dish Soap in a small container right beside my on the counter fruit when I put it out … keeps the little buggers under control … Don’t wait til they become a problem.

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