Fruit flies and their close cousins gnats, are both species of flies that seem to make an appearance especially during the warmer months. Fruit flies which are attracted to fruits and vegetables, and gnats which are attracted to indoor plants and moist soil, are not just a nuisance in the home, but also dramatically reduce the life of the foods and plants they prey on.
Given the quickness with which they proliferate and the general annoyance of seeing them take over the house, people often rush to the store to purchase the first toxic insecticide they see.
Thankfully, there are quicker and just as effective home remedies that are also much safer than the store bought stuff!
Most of these solutions use pantry items and follow a simple method of creating a trap that the fruit flies and gnats can’t escape. Quick steps to building such a trap include taking a cup or jar, filling it with one of the solutions listed below, then covering tightly with plastic wrap and poking multiple holes.
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