g) Chili And Vinegar:
Do you have fruit trees in your backyard that place you at a disadvantage during the summertime? Mix 2 ounces of beer, 1 ½ quarts of water, 4 chopped jalapenos, and 2 cloves of garlic in a pot to create a decent outdoor home remedy for fruit flies. Add all the ingredients to a pot, cover, and boil for five minutes. Allow the mixture to sit in the pot for 24 hours. Add ½ cup of vinegar to the mix. Strain well. Transport the liquid to a sprayer and apply to the leaves of your fruit trees, making sure to avoid any blossoms.
h) Fly Strips:
For high populations of fruit flies, cut down numbers by hanging fly strips that offer a sticky solution on both sides.
i) Mind Your Mess:
Fruit flies are also attracted to soiled sponges; old, damp dish rags; as well as food and drink spills so mind your messes and don’t let your garbage overflow if you wish to control your fruit fly problem.
j) Wine Trap:
Fill a saucer with white wine and add a bit of detergent to it. Leave the saucer in a room where fruit flies frequent. They will sip on the wine and expire due to the wine causing ‘gut rot’ in pests.
k) Clean Your Kitchen:
Since fruit flies are attracted to mold and moisture, keeping your kitchen clean is a must. Even the slightest sign of old fruit pieces, peels, and open fruit act like a beacon for these pests.
l) Open Your Window:
Fruit flies dislike the cold and wind, therefore open your windows to allow fresh air to circulate throughout the room.