How to Kill Fruit Flies

how to kill fruit flies

Killing Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are the natural enemy of your kitchen and fruit. They love to prey on your helpless fruit especially if they are beginning to rot and ferment. Just because your fruit is rotting doesn’t mean that they’re up for grabs. You need to protect them from fruit flies because they have no natural defenses. The easier thing to do may be to eat your fruit before it gets to that point but some people out there don’t have to worry about the cost of food, bastards. Anyways, I’ll give you a few tips on how to prevent fruit flies and how to kill them if you do get them. They are pesky and sometimes hard to completely kill an infestation but fear not, I’m here to help.

The first thing you need to know is that fruit flies are attracted to a dirty kitchen. So if you are a slob, a hoarder or just an all around filthy person you are probably going to have a fruit fly problem. However, if you are normal and keep a clean kitchen you will more than likely be okay. So this is for you, you dirty, disgusting people. For starters, if you cook or make a mess in the kitchen clean up after yourselves for crying out loud. It really isn’t that hard I swear. I follow one simple rule that works, clean as you go. It is an easy thing to do. Also, don’t let the trash pile up and begin to smell that’s just gross. Cover your fruit up, that will help keep the enemy away. And again, just keep your damn kitchen clean, really that will do more good than you can imagine.

If you hate cleaning, are lazy, or love living in your own filth and the fruit flies have become too much to bare, don’t worry there is still hope for you. There are several ways to kill fruit flies. The first method is with soap, the common household killer of pests. Its an easy things to do. Take a shallow bowl and fill it with soapy water, you can also throw a rotten piece of fruit in there as well. The fruit flies will be attracted to it and drown and die.

A little known fact is that fruit flies love wine. They will be lured to their death by this tasty drink. Put some wine in a shallow dish and place plastic wrap over it and pull it tight. You might want to hold it in place with a rubber band. Then poke small holes in it and they will crawl in to get drunk on the wine and get trapped inside. Instead of wine, you can use vinegar and soapy water or a piece of rotten fruit or just about anything that a fruit fly would be attracted to.

Also, never underestimate the value of a flyswatter. Its a pretty simple tool to use, see a fly and swat it. I have faith that you can figure it out. Or if not, you are a complete idiot. This method can result in a lot of dead flies in your kitchen though so please clean them up unless your a dirty slob which we have already discussed. If you are really talented and an expert in karate, you can kill flies with chop sticks like Mr. Miyagi.