Are Fruit Flies Driving You Crazy?

fruit flies

The worst part about this time of year is fruit flies!  I hate fruit flies!  They drive me crazy and make me feel like my house is dirty.  

Years ago I heard about a way to get rid of fruit flies and let me tell you, it has changed my life.  Yes, my life!  It’s easy and “natural” and truly gets rid of those buggers.  

You’ll need apple cider vinegar and dish soap.  Yep, that’s it.

Natural Fruit Fly Trap

Fill a cup with about an inch of apple cider vinegar.  Add one or two drops of the dish soap.  That’s it.  Now wait!  Before long, this is what you’ll find.

Natural Fruit Fly Trap

Gross, right?  

Clean out your cup and refill with more vinegar and a drop or two of dish soap and watch the fruit flies disappear!  Repeat as often as needed.


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  1. Also, run bleach down your drains and in toilet every 12 hours to break their lifecycle.

  2. Thank you!! I’ve been trying to figure out how to get rid of those little guys!!

  3. So far, no problem with fruit flies this year, but I LOVE this post and will use it should they invade my space:) Am always looking for more natural methods for bug control.
    Blessings, Aimee