Q. House plants & fruit flies. I can't get rid of them. The flies, I mean, I love my plants.

I've tried using Raid & Bayer Rose +Flower Insect Killer Spray but they return in a day or two.

Answer

Forget the insecticides.  Try this instead: Heat up a half cup or so of apple cider vinegar and pour it into a jar -it just needs to be deep enough for the flies to drown-and add a drop or two of dish soap. The dish soap will break the surface tension of the liquid so the flies can’t just sit on top and fly away when they’re done.  Place the jar close to the area of the plants so the fruit flies will gravitate towards the jar.  This really does work. 

irst, take a wide mouth jar and fill it 1/2 — 3/4 of the way full with apple cider vinegar. (No other vinegar will work, btw. It has to be apple cider vinegar.)

Add a few drops of dish soap, then fill the rest of the jar with water until the bubbles reach the rim of the jar.

- See more at: http://suburbanturmoil.com/how-to-get-rid-of-fruit-flies/2013/08/28/#sthash.MCcnRGi3.dpuf

irst, take a wide mouth jar and fill it 1/2 — 3/4 of the way full with apple cider vinegar. (No other vinegar will work, btw. It has to be apple cider vinegar.)

Add a few drops of dish soap, then fill the rest of the jar with water until the bubbles reach the rim of the jar.

- See more at: http://suburbanturmoil.com/how-to-get-rid-of-fruit-flies/2013/08/28/#sthash.07iB9Npc.dpuf

irst, take a wide mouth jar and fill it 1/2 — 3/4 of the way full with apple cider vinegar. (No other vinegar will work, btw. It has to be apple cider vinegar.)

Add a few drops of dish soap, then fill the rest of the jar with water until the bubbles reach the rim of the jar.

- See more at: http://suburbanturmoil.com/how-to-get-rid-of-fruit-flies/2013/08/28/#sthash.07iB9Npc.dpuf

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  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Aska Gardener

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