Fruit flies has short life span and thrive in moist places like garbage disposal drains. It going from egg to adulthood within 8-10 days. It can be pain in the kitchen.
To getting rid of fruit flies, try these 5 Do it yourself homemade fruit fly traps.
1. Jar Trap with Fruit (Easy fruit fly)
I learned this home remedy from my exterminator. This is a simple fruit fly trap. If you want to make very effective one try the 2nd one (Apple cider vinegar trap).
What you will need..
Glass jar or Plastic container
Plastic cover for wrap
Rubber band and One toothpick
Some very ripe
The steps are:
Put the bait – rotting fruit or several pieces of very ripe (little bit something yummy) in the bottom of the jar or container.
Cover the jar top with plastic wrap.
Secure it with rubber band.
Put 1 to 4 entrance hole in the top using tooth pick. So fruit flies can get in.
Place this jar trap where you notice flies seem to come. Fruit flies will be drawn into jar trap but won’t know how to get out. Submerge the jar in a bucket of warm soapy water after it full enough. Let it be for around 10 minutes to make sure fruit flies won’t come back.
2. Cider Vinegar Trap (Non-toxic & Best Fruit fly trap)
First create simple trap using Apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a dream drink to fruit flies. So they can’t resist the smell of fermentation.