Kitchen Kapers: DIY Fruit Fly Trap

How to make a Fruit Fly Trap with just 2 ingredients!  Kills fruit flies quickly!

DIY Fruit Fly Trap

It can’t just be my kitchen that has been invaded by fruit flies?!  Please tell me it’s not… We eat a lot of fruit, so I guess that means a lot of flies?  TMI? All I know is that I have HAD it with them. Time for battle….muwahhahahaha! 

I’m here to tell you that apple cider vinegar works to kill them.  It does my friends, it really does! In 15 minutes I had 3 flies in the mixture. A couple of hours later, more, then none.  Gone. Poof.  Good-bye little bugs, I won’t miss you.

How to make a Fruit Fly Trap:

  • In a glass add apple cider vinegar:  I used about 1/2 cup.
  • Add a couple of drops of dish soap (I read that this helps the flies fall in.)
  • Set the cup in the area where they seem to be – for me that was by the fruit bowl.
  • Wait.

You might also be interested in my other Kitchen Kaper: DIY Veggie Wash

Easy peasy.


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  1. I love love your site. all the pretty things. I want to try to develop some of this talent – piece by piece perhaps but I am going to try. Now for the fruit fly solution. Oh my, I thought I would be tormented by these for life. Did not even think there was a solution as I tried many with no success. THANKS!