HOW TO GET RID OF FRUIT FLIES?

Fruit flies are extremely annoying and unhealthy. They bruise the fruits and make other food dirty too. But there are ways to get rid of them. So in this article, we are presenting you three methods through which you can get rid of the fruit flies.

Clean kitchen.

Protect the fruits.

Trap the fruit flies.

CLEAN THE KITCHEN

  • Every time you cut or peel a fruit, you have to clean the area. Clean the counter and sink before leaving the kitchen.
  1. You can do this by soaking a sponge or cloth, squeeze to get rid of the excess water and put a drop of dish soap onto it. Rub it a little to make bubbles and the wipe the counter and sink and then wipe off the soap on counters with clean water.
  2. You can also look for multi-purpose cleaner the next time you go to market. With that, all you have to is spray a little multi-purpose cleaner on the area and just wipe it off with a clean cloth.
  • With other waste like plastic wrappers etc, we can afford to let the dustbin get full before taking it out but it is not the case with kitchen dustbin. Refused parts of the fruits and vegetables can be a breeding place for fruit flies.
  1. Even if the trash can has a lid, throw out the trash daily.
  • Fruit flies are often found near bottles and cans because of the traces of sweet liquid.
  1. Make sure you wash off all the sweet liquid from bottles before throwing them out. Like soda bottles, juice bottles etc.
  2. Put the lid on the bottles too before throwing them in the trash can.

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PROTECT THE FRUITS

  • Sometimes fruit flies enter in your home when you bring fruits to home. Wash all the fruits as soon as you can when you buy fruits to get rid of any existing fruit flies.
  1. Especially wash those fruits that are in the fruit basket, sitting on a table.
  • Always keep the containers clean in which you put the fruits. Like the fruit basket or airtight containers for keeping the fruits in fridge.
  1. Throw the shopper you brought fruits in, immediately in the trash can.
  • People usually put the basket openly on the dining table. This can be breeding base for fruit flies and your fruits get bruised fast.
  1. Use a cake dome to cover the container your fruits are in. Through this, your fruits would be safe, fruit flies would not be around and you would be able to see which fruits are in the container too.

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TRAP THE FRUIT FLIES

  • Easiest way to get rid of the fruit flies is through vinegar and dish washer. Just take a small bowl and fill it with vinegar and put three drops of dish washer in it.
  1. Place the bowl where you have the fruit flies the most.
  2. Fruit flies will drown in the bowl.
  • Another easy way to trap the fruit flies is by using an apple cider vinegar bottle. Take the lid of the apple cider vinegar bottle off and cover the opening of the bottle with a plastic wrap. Then use a rubber band around the plastic to keep it there tightly and poke a few, small holes on the plastic wrap.
  1. Place the bottle where you have seen the fruit flies most.
  2. You do not have to buy a new apple cider vinegar bottle; you can just use the half full bottle you already have.
  • You can fruit fly strips in any home improvement stores or even online too. All you have to do is hang these odorless strips from cabinets.
  1. Place the bowl where you have the fruit flies the most.
  2. You can also use a cup or just put the fruit fly strip against the wall.

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