Have some guests coming over and your home is all clean and swanky except for the tine black specs that seem to be flying around. You get a closer look and they are the fruit flies. Darn those pesky flies. The guests are going to think you have an unclean house.
Ok, now you are over thinking. No, the guests are going to fine as the problem of fruit flies is evident all around the world.
These tiny black flies equivalent to the size of mustard seeds are a bad sight, this we agree on. They are even more difficult to eliminate even after thorough cleaning.
It’s difficult to pint out their place of origination in the house but they infest our kitchen. Many a time insecticides prove unproductive when it comes to killing these flies. Even after bearing the incredibly nauseous smell, these flies still hang around. Swatting them gives us the aerobics which we are too lazy to get for ourselves but still it’s not easy to swat them all.
So, how to get rid of these red eyed beings that are hovering over our food?
Trapping them!! Yes, sounds unrealistic but it true. Trapping is effective might take a few hours to a few days. After they are trapped by the trapping mechanism, they get eliminated and revisits from fruit flies can be controlled by good housekeeping.
The following steps would guide towards effective fruit fly management.
How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies Fast?
- Bait the fly: Not like baiting them to catch fish. Bait them to lure the flies towards the trap. Fruit flies are attracted to the smell of decaying food especially fruit. They then lay their eggs on the decayed fruit and the circle of life is established. Spray the fruits with vinegar to stop the flies from laying eggs over them. Balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar works best here.
- Kill the files: Killing them means getting rid of the flies quickly. Vinegar works great again as the flies get stuck to the vinegar and are unable to take flight again.
- They should stay stuck to the vinegar. Add a little of washing detergent or liquid soap to the vinegar. This will decrease the surface tension and the files will drown into the liquid.
- Become a trap architect: puncture holes big enough into large Mason jar lids or any bottle. Apply a stretch film with similar holes over it. These methods will allow the flies to enter the jars but not leave it.
- Strategic placement of the trap: Place the traps where the flies are found most. For example near the kitchen sink, dustbin area. If not all, some will surely get trapped.
The work isn’t done yet. Once you are certain that all the flies are gone, make sure they do not come back. Eliminate or get rid of breeding grounds. Ventilate the kitchen well. Cover the dustbin with lids. Cover the food scraps properly and throw them in the dustbin.
Try to wipe the kitchen top clean after you are done with the work to avoid any wetting or humid surfaces.
Precautionary measures are the best to avoid these pesky tiny flies.