Get rid of fruit flies FAST
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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! 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. 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!
How to get rid of fruit flies
- apple cider vinegar
- dish detergent
I just used an old apple sauce 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.
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.
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