Natural Insect Repellent For Fruit Flies, Drain Flies And Other Insects

Check out these great Natural Insect Repellent For Fruit Flies, Drain Flies And Other Insects! These tips will help you to keep those pesky insects away from your fruit and out of your home!

These natural insect repellent ideas are a great way to keep your fruit and vegetables safe and free of pesky insects hovering nearby.  Since, at my house, we love fruit – in particular bananas and strawberries – this is something we really need a lot!  

Last summer it was really  HOT and the fruit was spoiling much faster than it used too.  I decided to not only use some great natural insect repellents in my home but to share with you so your fruit cold be safe! 

Natural Insect Repellent For Fruit Flies, Drain Flies And Other Insects

I needed a way to get rid of the fruit flies that would be safe if one of our pets or our daughter got into it, going with a natural insect repellent was the best option for our family.  

Backstory.

Last summer we had a huge drain fly problem — I swear our house is clean but it’s like the freaking apocalypse with all the crazy weather we have been getting in Southern Ontario lately.  I thought maybe the solution I used last year to get rid of the drain flies would work for the fruit flies. It worked! It is a simple natural insect repellent too so that makes it even better!

Supplies Needed:

What to do:

  1. Pour a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in your bowl.
  2. Add enough water so the bowl is about half way full.
  3. Cover the bowl tightly with cling wrap. You should not have any creases in the wrap.
  4. With a sharp knife poke a few small holes into the cling wrap.
  5. Put the bowl near where you have your fly problem and you are done!
  6. The flies will be attracted to the apple cider vinegar and will find their way through the holes. They will be trapped under the cling wrap unable to escape.

This works best for fruit flies, drain flies and gnats.  It can also keep away some spiders and even ants.  The vinegar is appealing to them, but also deadly.  While this may seem a bit cruel, it is a great option that is completely safe, and very inexpensive.  That’s a great benefit considering how expensive pest control can be, as well as how dangerous most chemicals are for not only you and your family but your pets.  

Please keep this natural insect repellent solution away from children and pets. Yes, it is all natural but will be very, very gross if they drink it. It’s a smart move to keep it in a safe place so they don’t get into it or spill it. 

For many kitchens, a small bowl with apple cider vinegar like this is the perfect solution for those little annoying insects that tend to be common during warmer months.  If you are storing your fruit outside of your refrigerator (as is best with many fruit options), this is an ideal natural insect repellent option that is simple, inexpensive and useful. 

Check out these great Natural Insect Repellent For Fruit Flies, Drain Flies And Other Insects! These tips will help you to keep those pesky insects away from your fruit and out of your home!

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