How To Rid Your Home Of Fruit Flies

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I love summer for more reasons than I can count. But there is one downside to the warm and sunny season – and that downside is bugs. I know that the majority of bugs play an important part in our ecosystem, but when they’re inside my house, I just want them out! Especially in the warm weather when our windows are open and the fruit bowl is stocked, fruit flies always seem to be buzzing around our kitchen.

source: Everyday Cheapskate

Fruit flies can also come up through the drain, the garbage disposal, and linger around your garbage can. Fortunately, there is a cheap, effective, and natural way to get rid of them. And I know it works because I use this method every year!

source: Crafty Morning

Facebook user Jerry A Williams explains that a super effective way to get rid of fruit flies and gnats is to fill a cup with a tiny bit of apple cider vinegar, cover the top with tinfoil, and poke holes in the tinfoil using a fork. He also suggests placing a piece of sticky fly trap paper on top of the cup. The flies are attracted to the scent of the apple cider vinegar and make their way inside the cup, or get stuck on the paper. In just a short amount of time, the flies will all be gone!

source: Facebook/Jerry A Williams

As I mentioned, I’ve tried this hack many times but usually use plastic wrap instead of tinfoil – I think both should work equally well. I’m not kidding when I tell you that our fruit fly problem has disappeared in a day with this method. So, if flies and gnats are trying to make your kitchen their home this summer, try out this hack – I think you’ll agree with me on how well it works!