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Say goodbye to fruit flies with this simple DIY solution

Fruit flies can be a frustrating and persistent problem in many households. These tiny insects are attracted to the sweet smell of ripened fruit and can quickly multiply in your kitchen. Once they infest your home, they can be difficult to get rid of. But with this simple DIY solution, you can say goodbye to fruit flies for good.

The key to getting rid of fruit flies is to identify and eliminate the source of the infestation. In most cases, this will be a piece of rotting fruit or vegetable that has been left out on the counter or in the sink. It is important to dispose of any spoiled or overripe produce as soon as possible, and to keep your kitchen clean and free of debris.

Once you have eliminated the source of the infestation, you can use this simple DIY solution to trap and eliminate the remaining fruit flies. All you need is a small bowl, apple cider vinegar, and a drop of dish soap.

To make the trap, simply fill the bowl with apple cider vinegar and add a drop of dish soap. The dish soap will break the surface tension of the vinegar, causing the fruit flies to sink when they land on the surface. The vinegar will then trap the fruit flies, preventing them from flying away.

Place the bowl in a location where you have seen fruit flies and leave it overnight. You'll see the fruit flies will be attracted to the vinegar and will be trapped in the bowl. You can dispose the bowl in the morning and repeat the process until you don't see any fruit flies.

It is also important to note that, in addition to trapping fruit flies, you can also take steps to prevent them from entering your home in the first place. This may include keeping windows and doors closed, using screens on windows and vents, and keeping outdoor garbage cans sealed.

In conclusion, fruit flies can be a persistent and frustrating problem in many households. But with this simple DIY solution, you can say goodbye to fruit flies for good. By eliminating the source of the infestation and using a homemade vinegar trap, you can effectively trap and eliminate these pesky insects. Remember to keep your kitchen clean and free of debris and use preventive measures to avoid future infestations.


Blog Post By: Advantage Grounds | Pest Control | Barrie . Collingwood . Creemore . Wasaga Beach

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