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What is the best trap for fruit flies?

What is the best trap for fruit flies?

5 Best DIY Fruit Fly Traps

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Bottle Trap. Pour about a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar into an empty bottle and cover the opening with plastic wrap.
  • Beer Trap. Pour about a half-cup of beer (old or fresh) in a mason jar with a lid.
  • Wine Bottle Trap.
  • Fresh Basil.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar and Dish Soap Trap.

How do I rid my house of fruit flies?

Here are seven things you can do to help get rid of these pests.

  1. Find the source. The first thing you need do is figure out where the flies are coming from.
  2. Clean common areas.
  3. Use the rotten fruit against them.
  4. Make a swimming pool trap.
  5. Mix a vinegar solution.
  6. Try a store-bought trap.
  7. Hire an exterminator.

How can I get rid of fruit flies once and for all?

Follow these 5 simple steps to rid your home of fruit flies, once and for all.

  1. Wipe down surfaces that are potential breeding grounds. Wipe down all cabinet surfaces thoroughly.
  2. Clean the drains in your kitchen.
  3. Set traps.
  4. Monitor traps and drains.
  5. Keep the drains clean and set traps.

What scent keeps fruit flies away?

Fruit flies hate several rather nice smelling natural scents, including peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass, and clove.

Why do you put dish soap in a fruit fly trap?

Why is Dish Soap Used to Trap Fruit Flies? The dish detergent decreases the vinegar’s surface tension so that when a fruit fly touches the surface, it immediately sinks into the vinegar and drowns.

How do you make a homemade fruit fly trap?

One of the simplest fruit fly traps involves a jar, dish soap and a liquid that will attract the fruit flies. Cider vinegar can work, but so can beer or red wine vinegar. To create a trap that will be irresistible to fruit flies, simply pour enough liquid to coat the bottom of the jar. Then, mix a drop or two of dish soap into it.

How to make a better fruit fly trap?


  • Choose a Container. You want something small,and hard to knock over (especially if you’re baiting it with red wine).
  • Bait the Trap.
  • Cover With Plastic Wrap and Secure.
  • Poke Holes.
  • Remove Hiding Spots (op) Now to really eradicate the little bugs you need to remove their hiding spots.
  • What attracts fruit flies to your home?

    Following is a list of things to which fruit flies get attracted: Fermented or Fermenting liquids like soda, vinegar or alcoholic beverages. Rotten potatoes, onions or overripe or rotting fruits Sugar syrups

    How do you make homemade fruit fly bait?

    Mix two tablespoons of an ingredient such as honey, syrup or raw sugar with two to three tablespoons of water and add it to the bottom of the bottle. Then, add a few drops of vinegar to the mixture. For added bait, you can also throw small pieces of sugary fruit like apples or pears to the bottle.

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