I'm fed up of fruit flies in my kitchen – here's how to get rid of them for free using ingredients in your cupboards | The Sun

WHILE many of us are thrilled to finally see some sunshine, with the warmer weather comes some rather unwanted guests.

Fruit flies are out in full force and are either swarming around the fruit bowl or whizzing around your head.

So, if you're looking for a quick and easy solution to wave goodbye to the pesky flies for good, then you're in luck…

A cleaning whizz named Charlene has shared her top tip on getting rid of them for free – using ingredients you'll already have in your kitchen cupboards.

In a clip shared to TikTok (@mumscleaninglockdownlife), she asks: "Anyone else fed up of fruit flies?"

Sharing her simple solution, Charlene then fills up a small plastic tub with Elbow Grease washing up liquid, followed by a dash of vinegar.


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The cleaning guru then places a layer of cling film over the tub and pushes her finger through to create a hole big enough for the fruit flies to get inside.

Popping it on the top of her bin, she then waits for the miracle mixture to work its magic.

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After coming back to it later in the day, Charlene shows proof that her free trick works wonders.

The post has since gone viral, racking up a whopping 2.4 million views, with many quick to commend the cleaning guru on sharing her helpful hack.

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"Yes, I had to do this earlier this week. I used washing up liquid and apple cider vinegar," wrote one.

A second penned: "And this really does work."

A third agreed: "Yep, that;s how I got rid of mine too."

Meanwhile, a fourth noted: "Thank you they seem worst this year than ever!!!!"

Elsewhere, others shared the tips they swear by to get rid of annoying fruit flies in their kitchen.

"Fresh orange juice and washing up liquid works a treat," noted one.

A second advised: "Same method but with lemon/orange or lime wedges,works just as good!

"I learn this while working in a pub."

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