4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Fruit Flies‏‎

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Ah, it's summertime! So you probably have some delicious fruit in your kitchen: peaches, strawberries, oranges... But you know how it goes – you bought more bananas than you could eat up in time, so, it’s time to talk about fruit flies. Yup, you're not alone in your love of fruits!

Bugs are not what you want to find in your house. And fruit flies are especially annoying because it doesn't take long for them to take over your kitchen. Luckily, there are several easy ways to get rid of those pesky critters. So here are some tips on how you can keep them out of your sweet summer treats for good!

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- The funnel trick is a magic trap for fruit flies, and it’s kind of a fun DIY project.
- Start by grabbing a tall vase or jar to use as your base container.
- Next, you’ll need to choose your fruit fly bait. Fruit flies go after anything sugary.
- Now, roll a piece of paper to create a funnel shape, and tape it so that it keeps its form.
- Stick the narrow end through the top of your base container so that the funnel is resting in the opening.
- Finally, set your fruit fly trap near the infested area – perhaps near your fruit bowl, garbage, or sink.
- There's a similar method but with a little less crafting. All you need do is put ripe or rotten fruit in the bottom of a medium or large bowl.
- Throw in a sweet liquid as well, maybe soda or syrup.
- Cover the bowl as tightly as possible with plastic or Saran wrap. Grab a fork and poke holes around the top of the wrap.
- This is the same idea as the funnel method – we’re luring the fruit flies to a bait that they can get to while making it harder for them to escape.
- Take 2 medium-sized jars and fill them with fruit rinds and peels. Cover the mouths of your jars with clear stretchy plastic wrap.
- Poke a small hole, perhaps with a toothpick, in the middle of the dents; this is where the fruit flies will enter the trap.
- When you notice fruit flies in one jar, put it in the freezer. This will freeze the flies and their eggs!
- The one sure-fire way to prevent fruit flies in the first place is to store your fruit properly.
- Once the fruit is ripe, it’ll last much longer when refrigerated.
- Even if your bananas are black on the outside, still try refrigerating them – this may save the tasty inside.
- Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit stop ripening after they’re picked, so these can stay in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

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