We have tried many things to get rid of fruit flies in our home, and this is hands down the easiest, cheapest, and most effective way. One of the most important things in order to catch them is the bait you put out. Fruit flies can be more attracted to some things more than others, whether it's vinegar, bread, actual fruit, and so on. After lots of testing here, we've found ours love a concoction of rice wine vinegar and juice from an overripe lemon. To make the trap, you just need to invert the top of a plastic bottle into its bottom. Easy enough!
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 trap
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This may be an off-the-wall idea, but it has worked for me. All summer, we did not have any fruit fly problems. About ten days ago, there was an explosion of fruit flies in our kitchen.
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