Homestead How-To

How to Keep Gnats and Fruit Flies at Bay

Regularly Empty Your Trash Fruit flies love moisture and strong odors.  Removing garbage regularly reduces the presence of fruit flies.

Clean Your Garbage Disposal Regularly clean your garbage disposal to discourage fruit flies from lingering.

Refrigerate Fruits and Vegetables Place ripe fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator to limit the presence of fruit flies.

Dispose of Food Waste Promptly Remove and dispose of rotten fruits or vegetables immediately to prevent fruit flies from multiplying.

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