How to get rid of fruit flies in the home

fruit fly trapHard to complain about the beautiful weather we’re experiencing right now– Indian summer in the East Bay is such a lovely thing!– but sometimes there comes a little uninvited visitor every so often.  That’s right.  We’re talking fruit flies.  The tiny plague.  Fruit flies thrive in damp places so you might find them congregating near your trash disposal, or anywhere you keep fruit– pantries, kitchen tables, no space is safe.

We’ve all done battle with these little gnats, that multiply out of nowhere and are seemingly implacable.  Here are a few solutions that are worth a shot.

1. Try these 4 homemade traps from everydayroots.com— these traps are green, easy to make, and very effective.  Also includes a bonus recipe for Lemongrass spray from the home, which not only deters fruit flies but will make your home smell fantastic

2. If you’re looking for a way to prevent the return of fruit flies, try these 10 preventative tips from AboutEducation.  These common-sense tips will keep your home fruit fly free!  Once you’ve purged the problem, that is.

3. If you’re less interested in a humane solution to the fruit fly problem– your house is now a battlefield, after all– you can try these 3 tricks from WikiHow to eliminate your problem.

What tricks have you tried?  If you’ve tried any of these, let us know in the comments how they worked for you!