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How to get rid of fruit flies FAST

Try this simple way to get rid of fruit flies fast and easy. You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already.

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We went on vacation last week and while I was cleaning up before we left I noticed there were a TON of fruit flies on my bananas. You are going to LOVE this hack on how to get rid of fruit flies FAST!

Where has the summer gone? I’ve taken a big break from being on the computer and have been spending a lot of time hanging out with my kids and trying to have some fun in the summer heat! 

 I don’t know much about fruit flies, but I do know they are so annoying and hard to get rid of.   The last thing I wanted was to come back from vacation and my house be infested with them. I have a simple recipe and solution that got them all in a few hours!

Try this simple way to get rid of fruit flies. You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already.

How to get rid of fruit flies fast

  • jar
  • apple cider vinegar
  • water
  • dish detergent

I just used an old applesauce jar I had in my cabinet and poured in 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water.  Next, I added in a few drops of dish detergent.  I put the lid on and shook it a few times (to make it sudsy).

This is the easy part.  Just place the jar where you see the flies (lid off).  I hang my bananas on a stand so I trashed the bananas, removed (and washed) the stand and placed my jar where my stand was.  I must have caught 50 after a few hours.

How do I get rid of fruit flies

You’ll want to make sure you wash the area with soap and water or Lysol Wipes.  It’s important to get up all the eggs they may have laid.

I didn’t see one fruit fly when I got back from vacation!

I have another trick if you see them in your sink.  I’ve tried this mixture and placing the jar in the sink, but I didn’t get the same results.  When I find them in the sink I have another method.

  • Make sure to clean it and get all the food particles out.  You can do this in your normal cleaning method.
  • Pour boiling water down both sides of the sink and run the disposal while pouring it in.
  • Do this morning and night to kill and eggs that could be in your drain.
  • Do this for 2 -3 days.

Erin - Suburban Simplicity

Saturday 6th of August 2016

I don't want to jinks it, but the flies haven't showed up yet this year, but this is the best way to get rid of them!! Another great tips is washing the fruit when you get home so no new flies hatch!