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Fruit flies in the kitchen: four tips to get rid of the pests

2022-08-10T04:02:08.399Z

Fruit flies in the kitchen: With four tricks you can get rid of the tormentors again Created: 08/10/2022 05:53 By: Stella Henrich Summer is here and with it the fruit flies. They hang over the fruit baskets and multiply extremely quickly. Here are a few tips on how to get rid of the pests. Munich - Somehow everyone knows them. They buzz through the kitchen and prefer to hang over the bowl of f



Fruit flies in the kitchen: With four tricks you can get rid of the tormentors again

Created: 08/10/2022 05:53

By: Stella Henrich

Summer is here and with it the fruit flies.

They hang over the fruit baskets and multiply extremely quickly.

Here are a few tips on how to get rid of the pests.

Munich - Somehow everyone knows them.

They buzz through the kitchen and prefer to hang over the bowl of fruit and berries.

Small fruit flies.

Especially in summer, the annoying insects appear in domestic kitchens.

They reproduce en masse, laying their eggs on overripe fruit and rotting potatoes.

Vinegar and wine also magically attract the pests.

Residual and organic waste are also popular for laying eggs.

So what's the best way to get rid of the tiny creatures so that they don't spread rapidly throughout the apartment?

After all, a single female lays up to 400 eggs at once - preferably on ripe fruit,

reports

Rtl.de.

The brood develops rapidly.

After only nine days, a larva becomes a fly.

Four tips to drive fruit flies out of the kitchen with homemade traps:

A tiny fruit fly has landed on a pear.

(Iconic image) © blikwinkel/imago

1. Place a bowl of vinegar mixed with fruit juice and a dash of dish soap in the cow.

2. A jar of pickles is a good trap for fruit flies.

Drill a few holes in the lid of the jar.

The sweet smell attracts the flies.

The tormentors get into the glass through the holes, but can't find their way out.

3. Go hunting for flies with the help of a wine bottle: One sip is enough and the fruit fly lands in the open bottle.

There she drowns.

4. If you put fruit openly in the basket in the kitchen, you should place the fruit fly trap right next to it.

Those who find these methods too aggressive because they kill the tiny tormentors can build so-called live traps with a clear conscience.

However, certain plants can also be used to combat fruit flies.

Fruit flies in the kitchen: simply build your own live traps

You can build live traps yourself or, of course, buy them in stores for a reasonable price.

For this purpose, a bait such as a banana peel or a piece of lemon is placed in a container and covered with perforated cellophane foil.

As soon as a few fruit flies frolic in it, the container can simply be taken outside and the tormentors are released into the fresh air.

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Certain carnivorous plants also help fight fruit flies.

These include, for example, butterwort, sundew or the Venus flytrap.

The flies settle on the leaves of the plants, stick there and die.

The Venus flytrap even digests its victim with a secretion.

As

Rtl.de

reports, the intense smell of dried olive herb deters the pests from visiting the kitchen.

Basil and a lemon studded with cloves also have a great effect on the little blackheads.

As annoying as fruit flies may be in the kitchen for most people, they have found their place in research.

In the meantime, they are said to be a perfect object of study in science in order to combat the widespread disease of depression.

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Source: merkur

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