- Dish Soap
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- A dish or bottle.
Mix about equal parts water and vinegar into dish. Add couple drops of dish soap. Mix.
Now I just use a dish, you could also use an empty glass bottle from beer or wine, something similar. Once they crawl down into a bottle they have a hard time flying back out. They fruit flies are drawn to the sour smell. Once their wings get soap on them, they cannot fly out and drown. Warning: The following photos may be disturbing to some viewers. I get sweet gratification out of it.
Other tips to try:
- You may also want to clean your drain by pouring baking soda down followed by vinegar. Or use a bleach solution. They like to multiply in gunky drains.
- Make sure you have no standing dirty dishes.
- And CLEAN that kitchen!
- It also helps to wash fruit off once you get it home.
Do you have any other tips on controlling fruit flies or any flies for that matter? I would love to hear from you.