How to eradicate the drain flies in your house with a natural nontoxic bug trap? First let’s talk about the most common natural home solution: apple cider vinegar and dish soap to kill fruit flies. There is a very big issue with these solutions: they don’t work very well. Additionally your bar will smell very bad!
Urban legend that doesn’t work most of the times: The easiest and most convenient way to get rid of fruit flies and gnat is by purchasing a fruit fly trap, such as this disposable fruit fly trap. You just need to open the trap lid and place the trap next to the fly-infested area. You should see plenty of dead flies the next day. Create your own fruit fly trap with vinegar, an ingredient that most households should already have in their kitchen. You’ll need a container, apple cider vinegar, sugar, dish soap, and water. First, mix two tablespoons of vinegar, one tablespoon of sugar, a few drops of dish soap, and half a cup of warm water into a container and mix until the sugar starts to dissolve. Next, place the vinegar solution-filled container next to the areas where the fruit flies and gnats are frequently seen, such as the kitchen sink. The scent of vinegar and sugar will attract the flies into the container. When the fruit flies make contact with the vinegar solution, they won’t be able to escape due to the dish soap. Make sure to place several of these traps. One gnat trap won’t be enough.
But the problem is that, very often, this solution doesn’t work, fruit flies will appear again and you will also have a problem with the very bad odor from this “natural” solution. Vinegar is a very strong and powerful liquid – it’s just not fun having that available in the house. Especially if there are kids around. Do you want dead flying insects floating around on their kitchen counter, table, bar, or restaurant?
Chemical-free fruit fly trap to get rid of fruit flies in your home that works? Try Eon Luxe right now! This product comes prepackaged with 6 glue boards, which lasts about 6 months in the fall/winter, or approximately 3 – 4 months in the spring/summer. (you may have to replace more frequently if you use this in a business setting such as a smoothie or acai shop, a restaurant bar, or ice cream shop, etc…) If you own one of these businesses please contact us for a special discount on the refill pads. Find additional details at Nontoxic bug trap on Amazon.
Fruit flies prevention tip (it’s easier to prevent!) : In fairness: you probably are aware not to let fruit get too spread around the office if you’re trying to avoid fruit flies. However, fruit flies aren’t actually just attracted to fruit–they’re attracted to all sugars. Fruit just happens to be a sugar they can also lay eggs in. Imagine living in your favorite food! Before going home at the end of the day, scour the office for any uncovered food. This includes fruit, of course, but also bread, candy, meat, cheese, yogurt, and pretty much any other likely office snack. Either dispose of this stuff outside the office building or seal it in airtight plastic and put it in the fridge. If you want to keep fruit flies out, you can’t provide them with a buffet.
UV light attracts the bug: I bet you didn’t know that drain flies, fruit flies, and mosquitoes are attracted to certain spectrum of UV light! Well, they do, believe it or not. Which is why this Eon Luxe device works wonders to attract fruit flies to it, without the need of awful, pungent smelling vinegar. The whisper-quiet fan sucks the fruit fly or gnat into the device: Once they are attracted to the device by the light, the bug starts to migrate near the Eon Luxe device. When they get too close, the fan sucks them. The flies goes through a no-escape cone-shaped vortex: The fruit fly is then pushed down through a vortex that allows entry in, but no exit out. See additional details at Get rid of fruit flies in restaurant.