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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 theyre 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.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies. Fruit flies are so tiny they can fit through your screens

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    Regina Chen posted on 2016/11/04
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