Get Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally – Trap and Repellent

A couple weeks ago given a pretty huge amount of pears. (Yay! They’re one of my most favourite fruits.) Unfortunately as they have been laying out to ripen, I have developed a bit of a fruit fly infestation in my home. I have tried a lot of different methods to get rid of fruit flies in the past, and a friend showed me this cone trick just recently. It’s been fantastic, and I think I have finally found the best two strategies. Here is how to get rid of fruit flies with a trap and keep them away with a natural repellent spray.

Fruit Fly Trap

You will need:

-a jar

-a piece of paper


-bait – I have had the best luck with a simple piece of fruit


How to:

Place your bait into the jar.

Curl the paper into a cone with a small hole – just big enough for a fruit fly to climb in through. Tape it in place.

Place the cone onto the jar ensuring that the cone doesn’t touch the bottom while resting along the top.

Create a seal around the cone and jar to ensure the fruit flies cannot escape.


Fruit Fly Repellent Spray

You will need:

-spray bottle (tinted is best)

-lemongrass essential oil



How to:

Pour 1/4 c distilled water into the spray bottle.

Add 10 drops lemongrass essential oil.


To use, spray around windows, over window screens, and around doorways.

Shake before each use.


How do you get rid of fruit flies naturally?

Get Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally - Fruit Fly Trap and Fruit Fly Repellent Spray