Yeah, it’s fruit season! Now you might have bought some delicious fruits of the season like: grapes, papaya, chikoo, bananas, apples, peaches, strawberries, oranges… But as it is customary, you bought more bananas than you could possibly consume in a reasonable amount of time, so now is the time to discuss fruit flies. Yes, you’re not the only one who like fruits.
You can find these tiny, annoying home intruders who choose to assist their own selves in finding them food. But you don’t want to find bugs in your home. Moreover, fruit flies can quickly take over your kitchen, which makes them very bothersome. Fortunately, there are a number of simple methods to get rid of those annoying pests. Hence, here are some suggestions for permanently keeping them off of your sweet fruit!!
How to get rid of fruit flies?
- THE FUNNEL METHOD
The funnel trick will require your creativity to see the magic. So get ready to unleash your creative side.
~Choose a tall jar or even a case will go, to use as your base container to get started.
~ The next step is to select your fruit fly bait.
a.You can use any of your overripen sugary fruit.
b.Or cut some soft peaches, charred bananas.
c.Any over ripe or rotting fruit can be used.
d. Alternatives to above mentioned include honey, maple syrup, any fruit juice, sugary soda, and even apple cider vinegar if you don’t have any on hand or don’t want to use fruit.
Choose any bait, and place it in the container. Just enough will do to cover the bottom layer, which is about two fingers wide. You don’t need much.
~Now wrap a sheet of paper into the shape of a funnel and tape it to maintain the shape.
~ To position the funnel in the opening, insert the thin end through the top of the base container.
~Place your fruit fly trap finally close to the infested. Well, possibly near your fruit dish, trash can, or sink, and presto, no more fruit flies in your home.
Despite how easy it is to set, this trap is very effective.
Flying down into the funnel’s wide section, they will follow the sweet, rotting fragrance of the bait inside. Unfortunately, they won’t be able to fly out again because of the funnel form. By morning, a large family of fruit flies should be eating on the bait in your container if you left your trap out over night.
- FREEZER SWAP
~Here, fruit peels and rinds can be placed in two medium-sized jars.
~Fill your jars’ mouths with clear, stretchable plastic wrap.
~To make a funnel-shaped opening inside the jar, press down with your finger in the centre of the plastic wrap.
~Create a little hole in the centre, perhaps using a toothpick. When you find fruit flies in one jar, place it in the freezer since here is where the fruit flies will enter the trap.
~This will cause the flies’ eggs to freeze. Change to the jar containing your frozen bits when you notice flies in the other jar. As long as you have a fly-free kitchen, rotate the jars in this manner for a bit.
-You can refrigerate apples and bananas right away. This will slow down the ripening process, even if your bananas are black on the outside. Still, try refrigerating, though this may save the taste inside.
-Fruits like mangos, papayas, melons, peaches, and avocados, can be left out at room temperature to keep ripening, but once they’re fully ripe, they should go straight to the fridge so that they’ll stay good for a few more days.
-Berries and grapes should be kept refrigerated and eaten the same day or not long after you bought them.
-Oranges and grapefruit, which are citrus fruits, stop ripening after being picked, allowing them to be stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Fruit that is properly stored can last longer and keep your kitchen pest-free.
So that’s all about How to get rid of fruit flies?