HOW TO KEEP FRUIT FLIES OUT OF YOUR KITCHEN, NATURALLY & EASILY
Fruit flies in your home can be really frustrating to deal with. They can also quickly reproduce, leaving you with an infestation that may seem impossible to get rid of. Breaking the breeding cycle is essential if you want to eliminate them completely.
We’ve compiled 7 top tips to combat fruit flies in your home, that you may not have tried yet:
1. Minimise standing water
Fruit flies need standing water to breed, so make sure you don't have any standing water in your home. This includes things like dirty dishes sitting in the sink or water left in the bottom of plant pots. Make sure to clean up any spills or leaks as soon as you notice them.
2. Use essential oils
Essential oils such as peppermint, lemon, and eucalyptus can be a great way to repel fruit flies. Try adding a few drops of essential oil to a spray bottle with water and spray around your kitchen and other areas where fruit flies tend to show up.
3. Freeze your infested food
If you have produce that is infested with fruit flies, freeze it for a few hours to kill the fruit flies and their eggs.
4. Cover your rubbish
Fruit flies can easily get into your rubbish and lay eggs, leading to a full-on infestation. To prevent this from happening, make sure to cover your rubbish can with a lid and take the rubbish out regularly.
5. Bring in natural predators
If you have a severe fruit fly problem, consider bringing in natural predators like carnivorous plants or small frogs. These natural predators can help keep the fruit fly population under control without using harmful chemicals.
6. Reduce the moisture in your home
Fruit flies thrive in damp environments, so reducing the moisture in your home can effectively break their breeding cycle. Fix any leaks or water damage, seal any cracks or gaps in the windows and doors and dry all wet surfaces in your home, including sinks, counter tops, and floors. Additionally, consider investing in a dehumidifier to keep the air in your home dry and inhospitable for fruit flies.
7. Use a fan
Use a fan to create a strong breeze in the kitchen as fruit flies find it difficult to fly in a strong air current.
It goes without saying that you must keep your kitchen clean in order to break the breeding cycle. Fruit flies in the kitchen are a nuisance, but breaking the breeding cycle is possible.
Don't have time to take on all of these tips? Neither did I, and that's why I founded Quash.
Our Quash Indoor Insect Traps are non-toxic, set-and-forget fruit fly killing traps.
They do the heavy lifting for you, while you get on with your life. Utilising patented technology, Quash seductively lures in your insects with a UV light, sucks them down with a vacuum fan, and traps them on a sticky glue pad. Non-toxic, easy to clean and inexpensive to run. They will work to catch mozzies, fungus gnats and moths too.
I'm Naomi, founder of Quash. I created Quash after I looked for and couldn't find a way to enjoy a buzz-free home life - without resorting to nasty toxic chemicals or dangerous electrocuting zappers.
Our kitchen is a busy place, and fruit flies are not welcome. Being a busy working mum, I'm all about reliable and easy solutions to problems.
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