How to Kill Fruit Flies {With things you already have in your home}

By Lauren Greutman
By Lauren Greutman

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Fruit flies may be the most annoying creatures in the world! I tried just about everything to kill them, but this was the only thing that worked. This is how many flies I caught in 5 minutes!

We have been having some issues with fruit flies this year, and no matter how much we hide our fruit and produce they were still there.

I tried creating a funnel and putting a pieces of fruit at the bottom, it didn’t work. I also tried putting apple cider vinegar in a bowl and covering it with saran wrap that had holes in it. ┬áNOTHING was working.

This is the only thing that worked for us:

  1. Fill small bowl with Apple Cider Vinegar
  2. Add 2 -3 drops of Dish Soap
  3. Mix together with a spoon and set out.


As you can see, it worked! Within a few minutes of putting this out on the counter, we caught SO many fruit flies. ┬áIt seems that the apple cider vinegar brings them in and the dish soap makes it slippery so they can’t get out.