How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally: DIY Ways

I got a fruit fly problem! So what the solutions of; How to get rid of fruit flies? Now I have solution to this bug. Couple of weeks ago, I...

I got a fruit fly problem! So what the solutions of; How to get rid of fruit flies? Now I have solution to this bug. Couple of weeks ago, I was looking for this answer. Fruit Fly is small fly that feeds on fruit in both its adult and larval stages.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
diy ways to get rid of fruit flies
Fortunately, an online friend told me few days ago how to get rid of fruit flies, easily, cheaply, safely, and EFFECTIVELY. Before this, every summer, I end up with at least one fruit fly infestation, and for years, I thought there was no easy way to get rid of fruit flies.

Disclaimer: No fruit flies were harmed or killed in the writing of this post. (But we can’t say we’d be sad if they had been). Don't kill the bees, They are very useful for our food and everything else sorry to nag but its important not to kill them.

Don’t be embarrassed if you have a fruit fly problem—it happens to the best of us. The little buggers seem to come from nowhere and are practically impossible to get rid of. But every problem must have some solutions. We will discuss in the next five minutes.

What’s the only creature that loves fruit more than you do? Fruit flies. In the world of science, they’re known as drosophila and have been crucial in the understanding of basic genetics. But in the world of your kitchen, they’re known as annoying black specks—so small you wonder if you’re hallucinating—that orbit around your face every time you try to eat.

There are a number of things you could do to prevent fruit fly infestations, like keeping rotting or overripe fruit out of your living space, but once they are in your house… well they just seem to never go away.

To rid your kitchen of fruit flies, the first step is to destroy their breeding ground. Fruit flies lay eggs on the surface of ripening fruit, so for the time being, move your produce into the fridge. Fruit flies also spawn in sink drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles, and damp sponges, so be extra vigilant with your kitchen clean-up.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

DIY ways to get rid of fruit flies: Step by step easy and DIY method to kill the little enemy.
Step 1:
Take a wide mouth jar and fill it 1/2 — 3/4 of the way full with apple cider vinegar. No other vinegar will work, It has to be apple cider vinegar.

We recommend using apple cider vinegar as bait. Heat it for 10 seconds in the microwave to help release the fragrances that attract the flies. If you don’t have vinegar on hand, wine, tequila, and rotten or ripe fruit will also attract fruit flies.

Step 2:
Add a few drops of dish soap, then fill the rest of the jar with water until the bubbles reach the rim of the jar.

Step 3:
Finally, in the words of my lovely friend…. WATCH THE CARNAGE.
If you leave that jar alone for a few hours, the fruit flies will come. TRUST ME. THEY WILL COME. 

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies DIY Method 2

In order to break free of the fruit fly shackles, you must kill adult flies. You can purchase traps, but these DIY methods are as, if not more, effective.

The Funnel Method 
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
diy ways to get rid of fruit flies
Take a sheet of paper and form a cone-shaped funnel. Seal the funnel with tape and stick it into a jar or wine bottle that’s baited with a small amount of apple cider vinegar or a ripe banana. Place the trap in the most afflicted area of your kitchen. The flies, not clever enough to realize that they can exit by way of the entrance, will accumulate in the jar. Once you’ve amassed a nice collection, either spray them with insecticide or, if you’re an animal lover (and a risk-taker), release them into the great outdoors.

Where do fruit flies come from

That stuff can be ripened fruits or vegetables, as well as drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash bags, or cleaning rags and mops. Fruit flies lay their eggs — up to 500 at a time — on these moist surfaces. When the larvae hatch, they feed on the surface 

If you have been seeing small flies or gnats in your kitchen, they're probably fruit flies.Fruit flies can be a problem year round. 

Fruit Fly Identification

Fruit flies are small flies measuring about 1/8 inch in length, including their wings.  Click here to see image of Fruit Fly.  The key identifying characteristic of the fruit fly is its eyes, which are red in color.  The head and thorax are tan in color with the abdomen somewhat darker. 
This fly is easily mistaken for the Phorid fly which has very similar markings but lacks red eye color. 

The Phorid fly also has a "humped back" appearance.   Without the aid of a microscope or a good field magnifying glass, fruit flies would merely fall into the category of Small Flies, with elimination methods being similar for all flies in this category.

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