How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in Your Home

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Introduction: How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in Your Home

In this tutorial, I will show u how to get rid of those annoying fruit flies from your home

Material:

  • Apple Cider
  • Empty jar or bottle
  • 8 x 10' paper
  • Scissor
  • Scott tape

Step 1: Pour Apple Cider Into Empty Jar

If you don't have Apple Cider, can add a slice of ripe banana

Step 2: To Make a Cone

Draw circle around the jar

Draw triangle shape as show

Step 3: Cut Out Circle

Also cut out triangle shape. It should look like this.

Tape cone

Step 4: Cut Bottom Hole

This let the fruit flies go in but they can't get out

Step 5: Place Cone on Top of Jar

Place jar in kitchen or area that have fruit flies

I hope this tutorial be helpful to you. :)

Step 6:

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23 Discussions

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Ridam Dhami
Ridam Dhami

1 year ago

I had a MAJOR fruit fly issue, and unfortunately none of these worked for me. I ended up purchasing a fruit fly trap off Amazon, and it worked better than any of the home remedies. Also, we found the flies congregating on the windows, so it appeared they were coming in from outside (bizarre, I know!), so we sprayed the windows with cleaning solution, and that worked as well & that's.howI got rid of flies in the house quickly.

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CharleneC29
CharleneC29

3 years ago

Will apple juice work in place of apple cider?

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gtoal
gtoal

4 years ago

I live in South Texas where you'll see drosophila appear out of nowhere if you let a banana get even a day beyond ripe :-) But they disappear as soon as the fruit is disposed of. If you have a chronic problem, it's unlikely to be fruit flies so an alcohol/sugar trap is unlikely to work. I have however found that small ants are very attracted to saucers of sugar and they are easy to eliminate with a spray of windex or similar once the saucer is full. Two or three days of this can get rid of an incursion quite effectively.

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DianeT15
DianeT15

4 years ago

What have you got in your hat about what I am told are "Drain Flies". They are small and look like "Fruit Flies".

Diane

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grannyjones
grannyjones

4 years ago

My mother always started her baby plants in sterilized garden soil. Spread it out in a large baking pan, put it in the oven, bake it. You can do that to the store stuff, but why bother? Just bring the outside in, heat, and plant

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tangotut
tangotut

4 years ago

Blah, blah, blah. It does NOT "rid" the house of fruit flies. I am tired of this. Good bye.

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acheide
acheide

4 years ago

They love banana!

Thanks.

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ReverendN
ReverendN

4 years ago

...if your using a plastic bottle, instead of making the paper "funnel", just cut the top off the plastic bottle at it widest section. Turn the top you just cut off upside down and insert it back into the remaining bottom half of the plastic bottle. Then staple, glue and/or tape the two half with the reversed top back together. This is also useful in scooping up StinkBugs!

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mihgasper
mihgasper

4 years ago

Thanks for this idea. We'll have winter here, so fruit flies are gone for some time, but in the summer this little project will definitely come handy!

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donnacollins1
donnacollins1

4 years ago

I am definitely going to try this! I am constantly putting bleach in my drains can get costly after awhile. Thanks for sharing

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vistamachine
vistamachine

4 years ago

I followed your instructable and tried it. I used apple cider vinegar and a lump of banana because I had both. I also taped around the top edge of the cup to seal the gap there.

Result....amazing in just a few hours there are probably 20 little suckers trapped in there. I used a clear plastic cup so I could just chuck it when its time.

Thanks for posting this.

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Chopstick_corner
Chopstick_corner

Reply 4 years ago

Thanks for the feedback..Glad it work out. :)

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DickV
DickV

4 years ago

The easy way to get rid of fruit flies is to put 1/2 cup of ordinary cheap bleach in each of your drain traps where they lay their eggs. This includes sink, shower, and tub drains. After using then put more bleach in them. We had a terrible infestation of fruit flies.

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bjennings4
bjennings4

4 years ago

We actually just did something similar in our house. We used apple cider vinegar in a mason jar with Saran Wrap with a few small holes over the top. It worked really well.

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rafununu
rafununu

4 years ago

Any fruit will fit. I even tried with melon peels !

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Mindmapper1
Mindmapper1

4 years ago

how can the flies get in don't you need a small hole in the base of the cone?

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rafununu
rafununu

Reply 4 years ago

Step 4: Cut bottom hole