Quickly and easily kill fruit flies and gnats – no traps required! You only need one piece of special equipment: a spray bottle.
- Fill spray bottle with water
- Spray the insects. This weighs them down so that they can’t fly.
- Wipe up the insects with whatever you have on-hand: sponge, paper towel, etc. and wash them down the drain.
- Clean the sink with preferred cleaning solution that will kill any eggs that may be in the drain (I used a bleach cleaner).
Disclaimer: I have only tried this with gnats. I thought the gnats were fruit flies. It wasn’t until I searched for a picture of fruit flies for this blog post that I learned the true identity of my flying pests.
For any who are similarly ignorant: Fruit flies look like smaller house flies and are usually tan. Gnats are even tinier and they can be tan or black with dangling legs. It’s the dangling legs that I remembered.