Celebrating National Apple Cider Day: Keep Fruit Flies Away with DIY Solutions

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Celebrating National Apple Cider Day: Keep Fruit Flies Away with DIY Solutions

National Apple Cider Day is a time to enjoy the rich, warm flavors of fall. However, nothing ruins the mood like a swarm of fruit flies hovering over your festive drink. At Paragon Pest Control, we understand the importance of a pest-free celebration. That's why we've put together some easy DIY solutions to help you enjoy your apple cider without any uninvited guests.

Tackling the Source

Fruit flies are attracted to fermenting fruits and organic materials. To keep them at bay:

  • Remove Organic Materials: Start by clearing your kitchen of any organic waste. This includes overripe fruits and vegetables, as well as your trash can contents.

  • Drain Maintenance: Use a product like InVade Bio Drain according to the label instructions. This will help break down organic matter that fruit flies feed on.

  • Boiling Water: A simple yet effective method is to run boiling water down your drains. This can help to kill any lingering fruit fly eggs or larvae.

DIY Fruit Fly Traps

If fruit flies have already made their way into your kitchen, try these homemade traps:

  • Vinegar Trap: Fill a bowl with apple cider vinegar, cover it with plastic wrap, and poke small holes in the top. The aroma attracts fruit flies, but once they're in, they can't escape.

  • Soap Trap: Mixing a few drops of dish soap with vinegar or wine creates a deadly pool for fruit flies. The soap reduces the surface tension, causing them to drown.

  • Paper Cone Trap: Place a paper cone in a jar filled with a bit of ripe fruit, vinegar, or wine. Fruit flies will fly down the cone and won't be able to fly back out.


With these simple DIY solutions, you can enjoy National Apple Cider Day and the entire fall season without the annoyance of fruit flies. For more persistent pest problems, Paragon Pest Control is here to help. From Dallas to Fort Worth and across the DFW metroplex, we're your go-to experts for all things pest control.

Ready to enjoy a pest-free autumn? Contact us at (972) 435-9797 or visit paragonpestdfw.com for more information.