What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Fruit Flies?

What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Fruit Flies?

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Faith Durand
May 17, 2011

Q: I have a massive fruit fly problem — I make sure that all scraps go down the disposal, throw the trash out everyday, and don't leave fruit out, but still I see fruit flies hovering around my kitchen sink! It seems like they are coming from the disposal, but I know that it's empty (as I run it multiple times a day just to make sure).

They are driving me crazy! Any suggestions for what to do?

Sent by Caroline

Editor: Caroline, yikes! Fruit flies are the worst. Here are a few past posts on getting rid of them:

Fruit Flies! What They Are and How To Get Rid of Them
The Ultimate Cheap and Reusable Fruit Fly Trap
Tips: Repel Fruit Flies with Rue

Readers, any good ideas for Caroline?

 

Related: Good Question: How To Get Rid of Fruit Flies?

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