how to get rid of fruit flies

The sun and fun that accompany summer are what make us all happy this time of year. But with the good, ineveitably comes the bad. Enter: green hair, sun burns and the most bedevilling of creatures, the FRUIT FLIES.

Fruit flies are seriously the very worst part about summer.

I used to put out a glass of red wine to catch those nasty buggers, but why waste perfectly good wine when there’s a better method?!

 how to get rid of fruit flies in the summer

Try putting this simple concoction into a little dish:

  • ½ tsp water
  • 2 squirts of dish soap
  • 1-1 ½ TBSP of apple cider vinegar

You’ll also need to make sure that any exposed fruit is in the fridge or fully covered and that all the counters are wiped down. Those pesky suckers will find even the smallest trace of fruit and attack it. But…if everything else is put away, your apple cider vinegar concoction will do the trick, I promise.

Big thanks go to my friend Laura who passes infinite kitchen wisdom on to me on a daily basis (including tips like this!).



  1. 1

    I’m doing this TODAY! I have so many fruit flies in the kitchen right now. Love the summer, not the flies. :(

  2. 2
    Alli says:

    I’m so doing this. I hate fruit flies!

  3. 3
    Laura says:

    It’s such an ongoing battle at my house! I think the flies are trying take over my kitkitchen! Last weekend I had 3 of these little dishes set out!

  4. 4
    Cindy says:

    Doing this today! Thanks for the tip.

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