So, I don't want to use harsh chemicals to get rid of them. They are after all not really dangerous. I just don't like the idea of them swarming in my kitchen. That is just something I cannot stand. Trying to find an answer on how to get rid of fruit flies naturally, I went to the one person who always has the answers to any kind of question: Mr. Google.
And so here are the tips that I got on how to get rid of them naturally:
1. Remove all the possible locations where they can swarm like open bins, a fruit tray with overripe fruits in it, damp and moist spots. Denying them of a breeding ground will eventually shoo them away.
2. Flies don't like basil. Place basil leaves in your fruit basket or a pot or two of basil in your kitchen counter top. Place it near your fruit basket.
3. Prepare a solution of two ounces of hot water and ten drops of lemongrass oil. Pour it into a spray bottle and spray around your kitchen and your home. This will help get rid of them in an environment-friendly and safe way.
4. Vinegar will also help. Try putting some apple cider vinegar in a small container. Add a bit of your dishwashing liquid into it. Place it in a location where they tend to swarm and wait. The vinegar smell will attract them and will eventually lead them to the trap. Flies can't swim, can they? Lol!
So I guess tomorrow I am gonna buy a pot of basil in my kitchen. Then maybe if I feel like eating gourmet food, I can also experiment. Maybe I can even learn how to make pesto! I wish!