Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Getting Rid Of Fruit Flies

I have decided to join in Kitchen Tip Tuesday over at Tammy's Recipes. The tip I have for today is something that I am sure most of you have already heard, but this time of year I thought it would be nice to hear it again.

I have had so many fruit flies lately. They seem to be everywhere. I can not stand it when I go to do dishes or cut up some fruit there are these irritating little flies all over my kitchen.

The solution...... apple cider vinegar. I love this little tip because it is all natural and cheap. There are no chemicals to harm children, pets, or food.

I don't have any pictures of this today, but all you do is put a little bit of apple cider vinegar a small container and cover it with plastic wrap. You then put a rubber band or some tape around the edge and poke a couple if small holes in the top with a ball point pen. The flies are attracted to the smell and get caught inside the container. For some reason they rarely find their way back out of the small hole. This works very well for me. I hope it works for you.


  1. I do the same thing but without the plastic wrap. They drown in the liquid.


  2. Thanks so much for this tip. I hate Fly Traps and they don't work that well anyway. I'm going to check out your blog from now on. I was re-directed here from a coupon site.

  3. I will save this tip. I don't have many episodes of fruit flies moving in, but the two or so times they tried to take over my house was awful!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks!! Last year we had tons of fruit flies and it drove us all nuts! We have had a few fruit flies without any food out at all. I'm going to try this today for sure!

  5. i am SO going to try this tonight.

  6. these flies must have been around the block...they seem to keep to the edge of the open bowl. Only one took the plunge. I'll try the plastic wrap method. Thanks!