If you’re tired of spraying your skin with chemical laden Raid, or having to swat fruit flies constantly, then these natural creepy crawly repellents are for you. They’re a safe alternative to toxic sprays and easy to make.
FRUIT FLY TRAP
- Fruit, overripe or rotten
- Plastic wrap
- A pair of scissors
- Jar or Bowl
Place peeled, chopped-up rotten fruit in a bowl.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
Using the toothpick, poke several holes in the plastic wrap allowing the smell of the rotten fruit to escape. Fruit flies will be attracted to the smell. Place the fruit trap bowl wherever you need to attract your unwanted guests.
In order to kill the flies, submerge the jar in a bucket of warm soapy water and let it be for about 10 minutes. Rinse out, refill, and repeat! This is a great way to get rid of produce that you accidently let sit too long. Prepare several traps and place them around your home.
2. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR TRAP (ACV)
Fruit flies can’t resist the smell of fermentation, and since apple cider vinegar is from fermented apples, it’s a dream drink to them. Heat the vinegar beforehand to release more of its irresistible fragrance.
- A mason jar or something similar
- A funnel (you can make one yourself)
- Apple cider vinegar, about ½ cup
- A drop of dish soap
- A piece of ripe or overripe fruit (optional)
Heat up a half cup or so of apple cider vinegar and pour it into your jar and add a drop or two of dish soap.
The dish soap will break the surface tension of the liquid so the flies can’t just sit on top and fly away when they’re done.