There is nothing less appetizing than a cloud of pesky fruit flies hovering over your fruit bowl. Try these easy and effective fruit fly trap recipes.
You know the scenario: you pick some fresh fruit and decorate your kitchen table beautifully, but soon a cloud of pesky fruit flies hover over it before you can enjoy the fruit.
What are fruit flies?
Fruit flies are a nuisance in every home at any time of the year. The common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has a short lifespan, reproduces rapidly, and matures from egg to adult in 8–10 days. They thrive in damp, damp places such as compost/garbage bowls, kitchen trash cans, sewers and drains, and are primarily attracted to fruits, especially those that are fermenting or rotting. Send them a package with any of these 5 natural homemade fruit fly traps that work!
The 5 Best Homemade Fruit Fly Traps
- A bottle of apple cider vinegar scam
Pour about a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar into an empty bottle and seal the top with plastic wrap. Secure with a rubber band. Poke a hole in the plastic wrap with a small nail. The fruit flies will get in, but they won’t be able to get out.
- Beer trap
Pour about half a glass of beer (old or fresh) into a glass jar with a lid. Drill a couple of holes in the metal cover and secure it. Fruit flies enjoy beer and then drown. You can use this trap all summer long!
- Wine bottle trap
Leave some wine at the bottom of the bottle and place it on the counter. The fruit flies will get in, but the bottleneck will prevent them from finding their way out.
- Fresh basil
Fruit flies don’t like fresh basil, so keep a pot of herbs on your counter to scare them away. Or tear off some leaves and put them in the bottom of the fruit bowl so they don’t get inside.
- Apple cider vinegar and dish soap scam
Fill a small bowl with apple cider vinegar and 2 drops of liquid dish soap. Mix well and leave on the table (away from pets). Fruit flies will be attracted to the bowl and meet their doom.