Easy Kitchen Tips – How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

how to get rid of fruit flies

I don’t know what is going on in YOUR kitchen, but around here it’s fruit fly city.  Seriously, how do the fruit flies even get into the house?  Does anyone know?  Do they hitch a ride on the back of the berry wagon or what?

Well anyway, there was a lady at the grocery store buying fly traps the other day {ewwww} and the cashier was telling her about how she uses apple cider vinegar to get rid of the fruit fly infestation at her house every summer.  So I listened {but didn’t say a word because fly trap lady was a little on the odd side} and then when I got home, I ran to the pantry and pulled out one of my free bottles of apple cider vinegar.

Holy Crap!  It works!

  • Step 1 – Place 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar in a cup.
  • Step 2 – Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Step 3 – Poke entrance hole into the top of the plastic wrap.
  • Step 4 – Wait {a few hours, days, until they are gone}.
  • Step 5 – Voila!  No more fruit flies!

Have YOU ever had a problem with fruit flies?  How did you get rid of them?

C’mon, we’ve all had them.  It’s okay.  We won’t tell your neighbors your house is riddled with bugs.

Too cool for vinegar and plastic wrap?

Check out these $20 fly lures on Amazon.com.  The neighbors will never know!



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