To get rid of fruit flies, you first need to find the source they're coming from and get rid of it immediately, whether it's leftover food, uncovered fruits, or your trash can.
Then, you need to thoroughly clean your food areas, remove any liquid spills or food crumbs, take out your trash can, clean your drain and get rid of any rotten food. Also, you must get rid of any unclean sponges or dishcloths used to remove food leftovers.
If they persist after this, you can use a fruit fly solution to trap the fruit flies and get rid of them. Here are some of the best fruit fly traps:
Best Traps to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
You can make a trap for these fruit flies using at-hand home ingredients. Here's the way to do these traps:
The Rotten Fruit Trap
First, put a piece of rotten fruit or something sweet and fermented in a jar. Then, twist a piece of paper into a cone-shaped funnel and stick the pointed end into the jar. The rotten fruit will attract the flies, and the funnel will allow them to get in but not out.
You can replace the funnel with a plastic wrap by placing it over the jar and making some holes in it to serve the same purpose as the funnel cone. After that, get rid of the jar any way you want.
The Apple Cider Vinegar and Soap Trap
Firstly, mix a cup of apple cider vinegar with a couple of drops of dish soap in a bowl. Then, wrap the bowl with a plastic wrap and secure it with an elastic band. Make some holes in it to allow the flies to enter.
The sweet smell of the vinegar will attract the flies, and the soap will trap the flies by separating the surface tension and drowning them. Get rid of the bowl and repeat as needed.
You can replace apple cider vinegar with vinegar mixed with sugar in the bowl with dish soap.
The Bottle Trap
Put any bottle of leftover wine or beer. Then, wrap the bottle with a plastic wrap and secure it with an elastic band. Make some holes in it to allow the flies to get in but not out to trap the flies.
Dry Yeast Trap
To make this trap, you can follow the same steps in the apple cider trap but use a mix of a quarter cup of water, a teaspoon of sugar, and a sachet of dry, active yeast.
Chemical Fruit Fly Trap
If these made-at-home traps don't work out for you, you can buy a chemical fruit fly spray to get rid of these flies instantly.
And If all of these steps don’t work, you can consult an expert to help you get rid of them.