Fruit Fly Bait

If you’re reading this page, you’re probably sick and tired of fruit flies. Because I hate fruit flies as much as you, my goal is to point you to some effective fruit fly bait, and teach you to get rid of these pesky insects once and for all.

So here’s the backstory:

I live in an old house (built in the late 1800s) that’s surrounded by several walnut trees. Each year, these walnut trees produce walnuts (hard to imagine, I know). As you could guess, ripe and rotting walnuts eventually fall off of the trees and attract fruit flies anywhere within a 100 mile radius.

For the first few years of living here, I dealt with fruit flies in my house throughout the summer and fall. They landed on my food, hovered around my face, and crawled on my toothbrush. I finally decided that it was time to get rid of them.

The bad news is that fruit flies are so small that they will find a way into your house. They enjoy food, heat and moisture. In other words, they enjoy all of the smells and scents that humans beings produce.

The good news is that you can solve a household fruit fly problem.

Since it’s inevitable that fruit flies will find their way into your home, your goal is to corral them quickly and keep them from hanging around, reproducing, and annoying you to an unreasonable extent.

To do this, you need an effective system

Here are some common household ingredients that will attract fruit flies:

  • Rotten fruit
  • Wine
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Honey

Chances are you have at least one of these ingredients lying around.

Once you’ve located an appropriate fly bait, your next step is to either make your own fruit fly trap or purchase a prefabricated trap.

These fruit fly traps are pretty simple. They use a special bait to lure in the pesky, over-eager flies, and the trap is designed in such a way that the fruit flies get the bait, but they can never escape the trap. When I first implemented one of these traps in my house, it captured 20+ fruit flies in 24 hours.

Within two days, my problem was basically solved. All I needed to do was ensure that the fruit fly bait was replenished every week or so, and my life improved 110%.

So are you ready to virtually eliminate the fruit fly annoyances in your home? If so, pick a fruit fly trap option on the right.

Fruit Fly Bait Options

Natural Catch Plus Fruit Fly TrapNatural Plus Fruit Fly Trap

A low-maintenance, non-toxic trap; contains a vinegar-based attractant. Safe to place anywhere and covers about ten square feet. 3” diameter and 1.5” height; lasts 30 days.

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Vector 960 Fruit Fly BaitsVector 960 Fruit Fly Trap

A low-maintenance, non-toxic trap; contains a removable lid for monitoring catch count. Safe to place anywhere; 2-3 traps cover an average-sized room. 3” diameter; lasts 30 days.

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