The main cause of fruit flies around your home is from decaying fruit lying around. Fruit flies will even be attracted to a simple cut or bruise on your fruit, or organic matter left in your house drains if they are not flushed out properly.
I have found these natural home remedies to really work to get rid of fruit flies when our house get swarmed, some are even without the use of vinegar.
All natural fruit fly killer and DIY fruit fly traps, with and without apple cider vinegar:
Leave an opened can or bottle with a bit of fruit in it sitting out. The fruit flies will enter and not be able to exit. The perfect fast and easy fruit fly trap.
Try a piece of paper rolled up inserted into a jar, glass or vase with some apple cider vinegar in the bottom of it. Again, the fruit flies will be able to enter but not able to escape. They will be attracted to the vinegar smell, see our photo below.
Put a bit of vinegar and water in a bowl with a drop of dish soap, and leave it on the counter over night. You can try this in a can or bottle as well. The fruit flies will be attracted to it and drown. The perfect fruit fly killer.
Flush drains with boiling water and keep them clear and clean to help get rid of fruit flies. Add a cup of vinegar down the drains when done as an added fruit fly deterrent.
Easy tips on how to get rid of fruit flies:
Be sure to take out your garbage and compost regularly, and clean dishes right after using them.
Throw out any fruit and even vegetables as soon as they go bad or just before.
Wipe down counters, fridges or any surface that food touches or splashes. Be sure to clean under and behind fridges and other appliances too.
Vacuum and mop the floors regularly.
Keep doors and windows closed and fix any holes in screens.
Store your fruit in the refrigerator, especially if it has already been cut open or has a bruise. Use storage containers with lids.