TikTok user @sarahadamhafez uses three common things you probably have in your home already—apple cider vinegar, dish soap, and good old fashioned hot water—to get rid of fruit flies. Simply mix all three and leave it out in a cup by the fruit overnight. Fruit flies are attracted to the scent, but get stuck in the dish soap.
Fruit flies are a common household pest in the summer, even if you try to keep your kitchen clean. These TikTok hacks show you how to banish this annoying bug from your home.
1. Use household ingredients to beat the bugs.
2. Give you sink a deep clean.
TikTok creator @domesticblisters came home to a plague of fruit flies when one of her children left out a half-eaten yogurt cup while they went on vacation. She also uses the dish soap and apple cider vinegar trick, but she adds non-toxic sticky traps and pours boiling water down the drain to kill any eggs.
3. Try this catch and release trap.
Want to catch and release your fruit flies back into the wild? TikTok user @lifetipsfrommallory shows you how with some fruit, a jar, and plastic wrap.