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I’ve used this natural fruit fly repellent for years now and it works like a charm. This little trick allows you to catch the fruit flies and discard them.

natural fruit fly repellent

Natural fruit fly repellent

Ahh summer…everyone loves summer. Well, my husband doesn’t love summer actually; he finds it too hot and he hates mosquitoes (well, who doesn’t hate mosquitoes?). My mom feels the same. I think they’re crazy, I love summer! It’s really hot sometimes yes, but it beats being cold. I hate being cold. How about you?

Well, one thing that’s not so great about summer (besides mosquitoes), is fruit flies. No problem, this natural fruit fly repellent just takes a couple of minutes to make.

Those pesky fruit flies

Fruit flies are disgusting little insects that rear their ugly heads in the hot summer. I’ve heard that fruit flies actually come from fruit – that they lay eggs in fruit and then hatch. Yuck, disgusting! That’s why I can’t bear to find out for sure, because if that is true, I may never want to eat fruit again, and that would be a shame. Fruit is a great source of natural sugar.

More like a flycatcher

I’ve used this homemade fruit fly repellent for a few years now and it works like a charm. It’s not really a repellent; it’s more like a flycatcher. This little trick allows you to catch the fruit flies and discard them when they die. Here’s what you need:

Natural Fruit Fly Repellent
  • 1/4 c of water
  • 1/4 c of vinegar*
  1. Add water to glass.
  2. Pour in vinegar.
  3. Cover with saran wrap (at least it's good for something).
  4. Using a fork, hold the top outside rim with one hand (to keep the saran wrap tight) and poke a few holes in the saran wrap.
  5. Set glass near fruit.

How it works

What happens is the fruit flies get caught in the diy fruit fly repellent and they can’t escape, so they die. Then you just chuck them outside or flush them down the toilet. Fruit flies be gone! 🙂

Please share if you know someone who might find this helpful. Thanks! 🙂

Do you know a secret for eliminating fruit flies? Do you have a favorite natural fruit fly repellent? Share your comments below.

I wish you health and happiness,


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