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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies. Fruit flies are so tiny they can fit through your screens
and plague you and your perfect, ripening fruit. Here’s how to get rid of them. You
will need Household insecticide or fruit fly trap, Airtight containers, Airtight plastic
bags, Disposable garbage bags ,1/4 c. cider vinegar, Liquid soap, A cup Red wine, Plastic
wrap And a wide dish (optional) Insecticidal soap and diatomaceous earth
Step 1. You can kill fruit flies by using household
insecticides (making sure to follow the instructions on the label) or purchasing fruit fly traps,
but the best approach is to make sure they don’t reproduce. No need to freak out--fruit
flies are harmless. So stay calm while eliminating the pests. Step 2. Fruit flies are attracted
to ripening fruit and vegetables, so don’t leave fruit and vegetables in open containers
for more than a day or two--or at all if they’re already overripe. Keep the rest of your fruit
and vegetables in airtight containers or in plastic bags in the fridge. Step 3. Wash any
containers you use to store fruit or vegetables in the open every other day with soapy water
to get rid of any fruit fly eggs. Step 4. Line all of your garbage containers with disposable
plastic bags and dispose of the bags frequently. If you don’t want to use plastic bags or
discover that yours has sprung a leak, wash your garbage containers at least every other
day. Step 5. Soda and beer cans attract fruit flies, so rinse empties well before you put
them in your recycling bin--or close your bin with an airtight cover. Step 6. If you
maintain a compost pile or bucket, keep it as far away from your house as possible. Step
7. If you notice flies around your houseplants, treat the soil with insecticidal soap or kill
maggots by mixing in diatomaceous earth. Step 8. Squirt a drop of liquid soap and a quarter-cup
of cider vinegar into your cup. Add water until the soapsuds reach the lip. Place the
cup near the source of the flies, who will get trapped in the bubbles. Step 9. If that
doesn’t work, leave out a small amount of red wine in a wide dish. Add a drop of liquid
soap. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and poke holes in the cover. Change your trap
every few days. Soon, no more hovering dots. Did you know Experiments with the lowly fruit
fly led to the understanding that genes are carried on chromosomes.
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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

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Regina Chen published on November 4, 2016    Regina Chen translated    Mandy Lin reviewed
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