to Get Rid of Fruit Flies:
an Easy Fruit Fly Trap
Even the best kitchen composter sometimes end up with fruit
flies. It's hot. You eat a lot of fruit.
The kids fall behind on emptying the compost crock.
How do you get rid of fruit flies before they drive you nuts?
It's easy to make a fruit fly trap and in just one night, you will see
a decrease in your fruit fly population.
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
- Step one.
Get rid of any source of fruit flies.
Empty your compost bucket and wash it out well. Make sure you
don't have any spoiled fruit in your fruit basket. Do the
dishes. Take out the garbage. Get rid of all
two. Take a clean jar and put a piece of fruit
it. Often I just take a piece from the compost bin which has
been attracting the flies. I've used honey, and lemon juice,
but a squishy brown piece of old fruit works the best.
three. Stretch a piece of plastic wrap over the
hold it in place with a rubber band or canning ring.
four. Prick a tiny hole in the plastic
This hole should be large enough for the flies to get in, and small
enough so they can't find their way out. I have made holes
too big and watched the flies casually walk in and out of my
trap. I have never made the hole to small. Those
guys can get into anything.
five. Put the jar near the fruit flies and
wait. Usually by the next morning you will have a satisfying
collection of fruit flies. Take the jar outside and let them
You don't need to change the fruit every day, but you do need
it occasionally. I have let it go too long and I
breeding fruit flies inside my fruit fly trap. Breeding fruit
flies is not the way to get
rid of fruit flies.