How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies In Your Home

Fruit flies are those tiny pesky flies you may have noticed before around your fruit, drains or just randomly flying around your home. They like fruit but tend to make their homes in the gunk in the drains throughout your home. You can get rid of them all by yourself and finally be rid of those annoying little bugs. See below for tips and instructions on how to get rid of fruit flies and how to prevent them from returning.

Get Rid Of Fruit Flies:

  • Put Fruit Away. Keep flies away from your fruit by putting your fruit away. Place fruit and vegetables in the refrigerator, rather than on the kitchen counter. For bananas, which can also be refrigerated, if you prefer they stay out, simply wash the skins down with soapy water and allow them to air dry.
  • Clean Drains. Clean out your drains, where gunk can build up, creating a nice home for flies to live and lay more eggs. To clean out your drains, you can use a store-bought drain cleaner, or for a more natural way, boil a pan of water and pour the boiling water slowly into your drain, being sure to get it on the sides of the drain. You can also use bleach in your drain to clean them out. Again, pour it slowly and be sure to get the sides of the drain. Do this in all of your sink, shower and floor drains throughout your home where fruit flies can live.
  • Set Traps. For flies that are still flying around inside your home, set a trap to get rid of these. You can set a trap using a cup of apple cider vinegar on your counter. Cover the cup using plastic wrap (be sure it is covered tightly with the plastic wrap). Then poke a few small holes in it. The flies will go into the cider vinegar but cannot escape. Change the apple cider vinegar trap every couple of days.

Keep The Fruit Flies From Coming Back:

To help prevent the fruit flies from returning to your home, be sure to keep your drains clean. Be sure to use the drain traps to prevent food and other particles from going down into your drain. Clean your bathroom shower and sink drains often to prevent hair and other gunk from building up. Also clean up around garbage areas where food and other items can attract these bugs. Keep your fruit off of your counter, but if you must keep it out, be sure to throw out fruits and vegetables that have become overly ripe.

These pesky bugs can be a bit of a pain, but you can get rid of them. For more information, contact Antex Exterminating Co Inc or a similar company.