Getting rid of fruit flies

If you have been seeing small flies or gnats in your kitchen chances are they’re fruit flies! Fruit flies can be a problem all year round, but they are especially common during the  summer and fall months because they are attracted to very ripe or fermenting fruits and vegetables brought in from the store or garden. They can even come in though screens or open doors if these items are left in the trash to long.


I have found one of the best ways to rid your home of fruit flies is by first removing the source that attracted them, then mix together in a cup:

1/4 C Apple cider vinegar

3 drops of liquid dish soap

stir this mixture together and leave the cup on the counter for a few days and the flies should be gone!


Are you worried about a infestation of fruit flies? CHS can help! Give us a call today to schedule your next cleaning service and keep your home pest free.



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