Getting rid of fruit flies is easier than it seems with my really simple DIY homemade trap. The best part is it uses only 2 ingredients and a few common household items, getting rid of pesky fruit flies naturally and easily.
If you LOVE having a bowl of fresh fruit on your counter, unfortunately, this will bring unwanted guests into your home!
Fruit flies are a nuisance and gather on fruit, near sinks and around kitchen bin cans. They’re unsightly and unsanitary and they don’t just fly around, they lay eggs in your food. They also reproduce like CRAZY, so if you don’t nip the problem in the bud you’re likely to have an explosion of fruit flies within a few weeks.
I have had lots of luck with this simple recipe that uses ingredients you probably already have at home.
How does the fruit fly trap work?
The flies are attracted to the smell of the apple cider vinegar because they love fermenting fruit. They enter the holes in the plastic wrap, go to check out the vinegar, then get stuck in the soap. It’s a clean and quick way to get rid of fruit flies in just a few days.
How to Make the Best Fruit Fly Trap
Into a recycled jam jar/mason jar add half a cupful about 40ml of apple cider vinegar and a few drops off washing up liquid.
Tightly cover the jar with plastic wrap, like clingfilm then secure with a rubber band/ hair band around the lip of the jar so it stays put. Gently poke TINY holes into the plastic wrap using the end of a toothpick. Don’t make them too large or the fruit flies may fly out.
Then just leave the trap out for a few days in areas where fruit flies gather. Toss every few days and refresh with new solution if needed.