We all have those crazy weeks where we accidentally get caught up in something or other, and discover, to our dismay, that we’ve let our produce go bad. If this is you right now, don’t feel bad, it happens to the best of us! With rotten food comes fruit flies, however, so you need to make sure that you take a look at the best ways to get rid of these fruit flies for good. Here are some of the best ways to do just that.
•Get rid of the rotting food
This may seem like an obvious first step, but it’s important. Get rid of any food that is rotting or too ripe. Fruit flies will be attracted to it all, and the last thing you want right now is more of them coming into your home. Dump it all, or save it to use as bait in fruit fly traps.
•Clean out all rubbish/compost/recycling bins
Once you’ve taken out the rubbish, compost and recycling (which are also attractive to them), make sure you properly wash out the bins that hold it all. Use hot water and lots of soap to make sure that you’ve gotten all the food/liquid residue off. This is important for keeping the fruit flies from coming back in even when you’ve got rid of the rotten food that enticed them originally.
•Thoroughly clean your kitchen
Much like above, you have to make sure that there is nothing attracting them your kitchen. Clean all of those “hard to reach” spots, because you never know where the food residue is going to be that keeps them interested.
•Try vinegar traps
If you are looking to trap them, try a vinegar trap. This tends to be the most efficient way of trapping them, and you will be able to get rid of the existing population much faster. You can find plenty of variations on these kinds of traps online.
•Flush out your drains with hot water
A lot of times, drains will act as perfect breeding grounds for fruit flies, so if you’re looking to get rid of these flies, you should consider flushing out your drains with hot water, as this will get rid of the nests and the flies themselves.
Serving as a great guide, you can learn a lot from these ideas. These tips should help you get started on the process of getting rid of fruit flies once and for all.