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RANDOM: How to Get Rid of Fruit flies

I came home from my trip to find a kitchen full of fruit flies! Someone (I’m not pointing any fingers at my lovely children) left some cut-up citrus on the dining table.

It hasn’t even been 24 hours and those pesky critters (the flies, not the kids) are all gone!


Disposable cup
Clear plastic bag or plastic wrap
A few pieces of cut-up fruit or citrus
A knife

Put the fruit in the cup, cover with plastic wrap, secure with the rubberband. Use the knife to make small slits in the plastic, about five or six. Leave it alone overnight or for several hours. The fruit flies will make their way down the slits to the fruit, but they cannot get back out. Once you have most of them, insert the whole thing in a plastic bag, tie it up and throw it in the trash outside. If you have a LOT of fruit flies, repeat until they are all gone.

Good luck!

Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy 🙂

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3 thoughts on “RANDOM: How to Get Rid of Fruit flies”

  1. I’ve done this for years. It’s the best. No poison sprays, no stink, nada. Those little guys seem to appear out of nowhere but if there’s one, there’s going to be a million and this method is totally the best. Thanks for sharing, I’m sure alot of people don’t know about this.

  2. This has happened to me before – I read somewhere (I think from Martha) to put a little splash of beer in a cup to use as fly bait. That has worked for me.


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