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How to get rid of fruit flies

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Fruit flies are a huge nuisance. Here are some ways to get rid of the pesky bugs.

Rated 0 points - posted 11 years ago by kris in category Food & Drink.
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Keep dishes washed Report Abuse
cleanliness keeps them at bay
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Clean drains Report Abuse
run the garbage disposal and keep the drains cleaned
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Throw dishrags and table linens in the laundry Report Abuse
get rid of those stinky rags
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Use a covered trash can Report Abuse
this prevents them from getting in
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Cover fruit or keep it in the fridge Report Abuse
keep it wrapped
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Do not let fruit get overly-ripe Report Abuse
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Take out the trash Report Abuse
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Clean the entire kitchen thoroughly Report Abuse
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Make sure there are screens on all windows Report Abuse
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Take out the compost Report Abuse
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Regularly clean drains by running hot water through them Report Abuse
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Store softer fruit in a brown bag Report Abuse
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Do not keep fruity air fresheners in the house Report Abuse
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Keep a fan on fruit bowls; wind keeps the flies away Report Abuse
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Put a piece of fruit in a Ziploc bag, wait for the flies to attack it, seal the bag, and take the bugs outside. Report Abuse
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Mix apple cider vinegar, soap, and water and set in a dish; the flies will flock to it and drown Report Abuse
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Simply vacuum the flies up using a handheld attachment Report Abuse
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Approach fruit flies slowly or else they will fly away Report Abuse
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Windex works as an insecticide for fruit flies Report Abuse
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Put a small amount of bourbon in the bottom of a bottle; the flies will drown Report Abuse
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