How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

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From time to time fruit flies somehow get into your home and infest the fresh fruit you have just picked up from the store or farmers market. They are not only annoying, but are disgusting to have on your food. Check out some of these home remedies to get rid of fruit flies and be able to enjoy your food again.

Apple Cider Vinegar

For some reason fruit flies can’t resist the smell of vinegar. Even though it may smell good to some people, most people can’t stand the smell. By getting a bottle of apple cider vinegar pour some in a small dish and set it out around your kitchen or where you might be experiencing fruit flies. Mix a little dish soap in it so the fruit flies will get stuck in the mixture and drown.

Red Wine

After you finish a bottle of red wine keep just a little in the bottom of the bottle. Fruit flies love red wine and this will attract them to go into the bottle. They will get stuck inside because of the skinny neck of the bottle then you can trap them in it. It helps to stick the bottle or bottles around areas that fruit flies seem to be living in your home. This will help to get them out of your house quickly.

Mason Jar

Over the years people have developed this mechanism on how to trap the fruit flies in a mason jar. You simply get a mason jar and take the top off of it. You place a ripe piece of fruit that is almost rotten in it. You then place a piece of plastic over the top and tape it around the jar or get it to stick to the top somehow. You need to poke small holes in the top that will allow fruit flies to get through it. The piece of fruit will attract the fruit flies into the jar but the plastic will not allow them to exit it. This allows them to be exterminated from your kitchen.

Clean House

One of the easiest ways to keep fruit flies out of your home is by keeping it clean. People leave out fruit on their counters in bowls or hang their bananas up. This is fine until the fruit get a little too ripe and start to attract more fruit flies. The flies will smell the sweet smell and enter your home through windows or open doors. It is best to make sure you either toss or eat the ripe fruit that is on your counter top. You can even store most of your fruit in the fridge which will protect it from getting infested by fruit flies. There are also special fruit containers you can buy at the store that allows you to keep your fruit on your counter but protect it from fruit flies and other pests. If you wipe off your counter tops daily then you will be less likely to have fruit flies in your home. Pests like dirty areas, so if you keep your home clean you won’t have as many.

If these home remedies don’t work for you and you still need help give your local pest exterminator a call. They can take care of any pest need you may have.

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