Did the fruit flies come before you in the fruit bowl? Once they are housed, these unwanted guests get more than they want. Here are some quick, easy, and environmentally safe ways to get rid of these boring flies.
Make a Funnel Trap
Make a cone with a sheet of paper (like a funnel).
Use adhesive tape on the outside so it does not open.
See if the cone fits completely into a glass or jar.
Cut the tip of the cone to make a funnel.
Put a small amount of apple cider vinegar in the glass. (Rum mixed with orange juice also works)
Put the funnel into the glass, but do not let the bottom of the funnel touch the liquid. Secure the funnel in the glass so that no cracks remain on the rim of the glass.
Place your trap on a straight surface. The flies will be attracted by the smell of fruity vinegar and will fly into the cone. They will either land in the liquid and drown, or get trapped inside, with no chance to leave. If you leave the trap overnight, The trapped flies will eventually fall into the vinegar and die.
Make a trap with soda bottle.
Remove the cap and label from a 2-liter PET bottle, such as coolant. Use a clear bottle.
Carefully remove the upper third of the bottle by cutting straight along the circumference more or less where the top of the label used to be.
Place an attractive liquid such as orange juice or apple cider vinegar in the bottom of the cut bottle.
Turn the neck of the bottle and snap it into the bottom of the bottle. Close the cracks with adhesive tape.
The fruit flies will enter the bottle, unable to leave. After most flies are trapped inside, close the bottle in a plastic bag and throw away.
Make an oven trap.
Remove all food from the kitchen. Wash the dishes, put the food in plastic bags or in the refrigerator.
Open the oven door and place a piece of fruit (banana peel or kiwi) inside overnight.
Early in the morning, close the oven door slowly.
Turn on the oven at a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius for about 10 to 15 minutes, and most of the flies will die.
Clean the oven thoroughly.
Make a trap with glass:
Put a piece of fruit in a glass.
Cobra the glass with plastic film, fastening it firmly.
Make a small hole in the plastic. The flies will come in and will not get out.
Make a wine trap:
Put a small amount of fruity wine in a bowl.
Dilute detergent in water separately, and drip a few drops.
The detergent will break the surface tension of the wine, so that the flies that land will sink.
Leave the bowl where the flies usually fly.
Remove all sources of food. In addition to eliminating the flies, remove whatever is bewildered. See where they pile up. Also check these places that often cause problems:
Cover the fruit bowl or store the fruit in the refrigerator.
Throw away any very ripe fruit, especially if the peel has broken.
Wash the dishes and remove crumbs and leftovers from the floor, tables and counters.
Remove the trash, and keep the dumps capped.
Leave your compost outside the house, And keep debris to compost cobbles or buried.
Mixture of tobacco
1 kg of leaves and stalks of chopped smoke
50 g of soap
15 liters of water
Mix the leaves and stems of smoke with soap and water. Let this mixture stand for one day. Spray soon after.
Indications: bean and wheat rust, thrips, fleas, whiteflies, leafminers, weevils, aphids and mites.
If you have a heater, place the traps near the hot part, this will help spread the scent.
White vinegar does not work. Malt vinegar and red vinegar work, but not so well. Beer sometimes works too. Balsamic vinegar and wine work well, And a bottle of wine with a rest on the bottom can be used without any funnel.
You can discard the funnel if you drip a few drops of detergent diluted in the vinegar, and stir. Flies that land will not be sustained by surface tension, and will sink and drown.
You can discard the traps if you put a draft where the flies are. Fruit flies dehydrate easily.
The best way to get rid of fruit flies is much easier than the above suggestions. Use a vacuum cleaner with a hose. Flies will not escape suction and will die when sucked. This is extremely effective in the case of a “surprise” infestation.
Fruit-scented detergents will attract flies as well.
Flies can also live and reproduce in the trash. Constant cleaning can prevent its proliferation.
Use flypaper where there is infestation. Ugly but efficient.