When it comes to a fruit fly infestation, you’re not left with many options of getting rid of them. We recommend trying these Do-It-Yourselves first. If that doesn’t help, Lethal Pest Solutions can.

1. Try DIYs

Get rid of the pesky pests yourself with DIY fruit fly traps. Fruit flies love the scent of vinegar and will be hard-pressed in trying to get out of these traps.

Apple Cider Vinegar Fruit Fly Trap:

  1. Pour a little bit of apple cider vinegar into a glass. 
  2. Place plastic wrap over the opening and secure it with a rubber band. 
  3. Poke a few small holes in the top of the plastic cover.
  4. Place multiple traps around your kitchen and watch as the fruit fly carcasses gather up.

Vinegar and Ripe Fruit Fly Trap:

If that doesn’t work, or you find yourself without apple cider vinegar, try adding in enticement with the one thing they’re after in the first place: fruit. Fruit and vinegar mixed with a cone-shaped piece of paper over top make for the perfect trap.

  1. Put pieces of very ripe fruit and vinegar into a jar. 
  2. Roll a piece of paper into a cone shape and stick it into the jar narrow-side down. 
  3. Watch them turn dead as fruit flies.

Vinegar and Dish Soap Fruit Fly Trap:

Another option if you’re without ripe fruit or apple cider vinegar is a vinegar and dish soap fly trap.

  1. Add vinegar and three drops of dish soap to a bowl.
  2. Leave uncovered and wait for the fruit flies to drown.

Old Beer or Wine and Dish Soap Fruit Fly Trap:

In addition to vinegar and ripe fruit, fruit flies also love the smell of beer or wine. These traps will be sure to catch them if you’re out of ideas.

  1. Pour a little beer or wine into a glass and add a couple of drops of dish soap.
  2. Place plastic wrap over the top and poke with holes.
  3. Watch your fruit fly friends drop.

If you’re still struggling with fruit flies after trying this or any of the other DIY fruit fly traps, Lethal Pest Solutions residential pest control is here to help.

2. Try Lethal Pest Solutions

If you’ve tried all the DIYs or you just don’t have the ingredients or the time, Lethal Pests Solutions can help you solve your problem. For years, we’ve been servicing the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas for pest control. We can rid you of your fruit fly problem. Contact Lethal Pest Solutions today.