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Natural Solutions to Eliminate Fruit Flies

spray bottle with natural spray for eliminating fruit flies
spray bottle with a message for eliminating fruit flies

Tired of fruit flies invading your kitchen? Fruit flies are often attracted to ripe or decaying fruits and vegetables, as well as other fermenting organic materials. Once they find a food source, they can quickly multiply, becoming a nuisance. Here’s how to naturally eliminate these pesky insects using essential oils from The Mockingbird Apothecary.

Why Essential Oils?

Essential oils are not only aromatic but also possess insect-repellent properties that make them ideal for combating fruit flies. Here are some DIY recipes to keep your home fruit fly-free:

DIY Fruit Fly Trap



  1. Pour the apple cider vinegar into a bowl.
  2. Add the dish soap and stir gently.
  3. Add the essential oils and mix well.
  4. Place the bowl near the fruit fly-infested area.

Essential Oil Spray



  1. Mix water and vinegar in a spray bottle.
  2. Add the essential oils and shake well.
  3. Spray around windows, doors, and areas where fruit flies are present.

Counter Cleaner



  1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle.
  2. Shake well before each use.
  3. Spray on counters and wipe with a clean cloth to disinfect and repel fruit flies.

These natural solutions are effective and safe for your home, using ingredients you likely already have on hand and essential oils available from The Mockingbird Apothecary. Say goodbye to fruit flies and enjoy a fresh, clean kitchen!

Shop our essential oils now to start your DIY pest control journey:

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