Is anyone else annoyed by these super tiny pests? It seems like this beautiful, cooler fall weather with our screened open windows and doors have attracted the
m inside our Weatherby Lake home. Apparently, others around the Kansas City area are finding the same thing as I keep seeing it pop on social media. That’s why I’ve made it Scott V.’s Tuesday Tip this week!
Although fruit flies and gnats are two different flying insects from different insect families, they are equally annoying and can be dissuaded by the same remedies. Fruit flies and gnats are attracted to those late ripening tomatoes, apples, bananas and other fruits and veggies you might have out on your kitchen cabinets or baskets. But they can also be found in your garbage disposals, empty pop cans, trash containers, even the soil of a houseplant. These tiny flying pests can breed really anywhere there is a moist film of fermenting material.
Shout out to my own awesome Facebook friends for this list of the best home remedies for getting rid of fruit flies in your home!
- Apple 🍏 cider vinegar
- Dawn dish soap in vinegar
- Apple cider vinegar, a couple drops of dish soap, and a piece of a ripe banana
- Red wine with a little dish soap
- Ugly fly strips that you hang up
- A little bleach down the garbage disposal will help
- Terro Fruit Fly Trap T2500 – available on Amazon or Price Chopper
- Get them concentrated in one area then sneak up on them with a vacuum. Best way guaranteed! [complete with Tommy boy vacuuming curtain gif I’ll post below…lol)
- Red wine vinegar is the best with a few drops of dish soap in little dixie cups. Change the cups often or rinse out in hot water. They breed every 12 hours!!
Check out this article and you’ll see they have the same ideas!
And if it’s so bad you need a pro, reach out to Ed the Bug Guy – he’s my guy for pest control – at Frechin Pest Control.
Let me know which works best for you in the comments below, or share your own idea that has worked! Can’t wait to see your remedies!