Kitchen Fruit Fly Trap

Posted by Elysee S on

Let’s talk about fruit flies. Even with taking all the precautions, summer is when most of our kitchens get infiltrated by the little buggers.

General tips for keeping them away:

  • Empty the compost daily 
  • Cleaning up after every meal   
  • Not leaving fruit out on the counter 

The kitchen sink drain is a great spot for laying egg's. Splash a couple tbsp of bleach down the sink drain weekly, let sit for 10 minutes and then rinse with hot water. 

Kitchen Fruit Fly Trap To follow the step-by-step instructions on how to make the cone, click here.Most of us have set the trap with wine or vinegar in a cup and plastic wrap with holes on top. Although it does work, the cone strategy is better! Using a glass jar, piece of sweet bait (banana peal, strawberry top, etc.) and taping a piece of paper into a cone shape - you've got the trap! 

Now to get the fruit flies out you can take the whole jar out to the composter and let them join their little fruit fly friends… or can pour hot water down the tunnel and drown the suckers!! 

Let us know if you try out this tactic to capture fruit flies by tagging us on Instagram: @theconvenientkitchen  

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