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How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

These tiny, pesky critters are brown and appear to have no fear of people (often it seems they’re trying to get up your nose and in your mouth) but they’re mostly just clumsy fliers. The good news is that getting rid of and killing them is not difficult, you just need to do some cleaning, find their food source so you can remove it and lay out a trap to bait them with.

Below I have a few cleanup and prevention tips plus a handful of easy & natural homemade traps you can make that will capture and kill them–no need to run out for supplies since it’s likely you have all that’s needed in the kitchen already.

Fruit flies love sweets, ripe vegetables and fresh fruit, especially if it’s overripe (the fermenting process is a strong attraction for them).

If they’re in your house, they’ve found a food source to feed from and lay their eggs on. To effectively get rid of them, you need to find their food source and remove it immediately.

Homemade Traps

These are one of the easiest little pests to bait and kill, no elaborate setups required. Here are a handful of DIY ideas you can try, all of them are free from harsh chemicals.

Quick & Easy

Cider Vinegar

1 cup water
1 cup cider vinegar
2 tsp dishwashing liquid

Fresh Bait


Beer (Works With Wine Too)