here are just a few things i found online.
We had a problem with fruit flies in our Kitchen and bathroom. We tried different vinagers, fruit, and bug sprays but nothing really seemed to work. They would be gone in the morning, then in the afternoon, there were tons again. We dont leave food out and our kitchen and bathroom are kept clean. So...sound kinda gross but we vaccummed the little buggers up, and emptied it outside, then poured bleach down the drains. I read sometimes they come up through the drains. So far, so good.
I just set out a bit of rose in a glass and a bit of cider vinegar and I didn't get anything. Then I added some dish soap to each one and the cider still had none and the glass of rose collected several and is still collecting more. They're almost gone! Yay!
I have found the easiest and most efficient way to get rid of annoying fruit flies. First it’s important to clean the counters well, put food away and clean the sink (allowing soap to run into the drain or disposal. Then, when you are ready to run a load of dishes (sorry, this only works if you have a dishwasher) load the dishwasher, put the soap in and pour about a 1/4 cup of cider vinegar in the bottom of the machine. Leave the door open for an hour or so, then quietly close it. Run your load as usual. The flies are killed immediately and are down the drain in the first run off. As long as you keep the kitchen clean, they won’t be back - or at least not for a long time!
Yeah that works! I did put wine, water and little bit dish soap into bowl. The fruit flies are already dead. Do not leave dirty dish until you finish the dishwasher. You must do to put the dishes away. It is taken over night then, When you woke up in the morning that work good greatest. Then you have to throw away. Do it again and again there is no more fruit files. You have to watch the fruit flies will come back again. Do it again same things. Thank you
The best non-chemical way to rid them from your living space is to fill about an inch of cider Cider vinegar or wine vinegar (some people use balsamic too but I don't think it works as well as cider vinegar) and make absolutely sure that you put 1 drop of dish soap into the vinegar. The dish soap breaks the plane so that fruit flies sink and drown in the liquid. If you don't add the dish soap, they won't sink and drown. Cover the container with plastic wrap and keep it in place with a rubber band or masking tape. I poke holes in the plastic wrap with a push pin. I put a trap in my kitchen and my living room as well but if you have a bigger infestation, you should put as many out as you have containers.
Every summer, I get the fruit fly invasion but I live in a 4-plex and pretty much everyone gets them too and I think that they come from the kitchen sink drain. I do throw about a cup of chlorine bleach down the drains about once a week so that the eggs get destroyed.
I just put out my first Fruit Fly Trap of the season two days ago and cleared my kitchen in about 24 hours. One single semi-rotten apricot (tomatoes, peaches, plums, grapes - they all work just as well) in a mason jar. Cover the top tightly with plastic and screw on the band. Poke a single hole in the plastic with a toothpick. Watch the fun! I usually release them outside once or twice a day. After a few days the fruit in the trap gets too rotten and you have to replace it with a new one. I swear this works. I've seen fruit fly traps for sale in uppity gardening catalogues for as much as $12 each. Nonsense.