A familiar problem for most homeowners, fruit flies are commonly spotted swarming around kitchen fruit bowls and near garbage storage areas.
TERRO Fruit Fly Traps lure adult fruit flies into the trap using a non-toxic, food-based liquid lure. Once the flies enter the trap, they cannot escape to continue breeding and multiplying. And better yet, gone are the days of unsightly traps — this attractive, apple-shaped trap looks right at home in any kitchen.
Don't let these annoying pests get the best of you — get rid of them with TERRO's ready-to-use, fast-acting Fruit Fly Trap.
All stages of a fruit fly infestation depend on moist organic debris to complete the fruit fly life cycle. The non-toxic acetic acid found in the TERRO Fruit Fly Trap lures the flies to the traps and eliminates the infestation. Within a few days of placing the trap near a breeding source, you should see a significant decrease in the number of fruit flies.
The key to successful elimination of fruit flies is to locate their breeding source and place a TERRO Fruit Fly Trap nearby. Fruit flies are commonly spotted swarming around kitchen fruit bowls and near garbage storage areas. Place traps behind or under kitchen counters, sinks, dishwashers, near unrefrigerated fruits and vegetables, and any other location where fruit is stored.
Activate the TERRO Fruit Fly Trap by pulling the leaf-like lid off the base of the trap and exposing the vapor chamber. Empty the liquid lure into the trap, keeping the lid open while trap is in use. Place the trap in an area where flies have been seen and where it won't be disturbed or tipped over. You're done. You won't find an easier trap to use.
Q: The insects swarming around my house aren't attracted to the TERRO Fruit Fly Trap I just purchased. Can you explain why?
A: Often a gnat, drain fly or other type of nuisance fly invasion is mistaken for a fruit fly invasion. As their name suggest, fruit flies are attracted to fruit - they're small, winged insects typically found around ripe produce in your kitchen, near garbage cans and open bottles of wine.
To determine what type of infestation you're dealing with, simply place a TERRO Fruit Fly trap near the area where the insects are swarming. If the flies aren't attracted to the lure, you're most likely not dealing with a fruit fly invasion.
Q: How do the TERRO Fruit Fly Traps work to control fruit fly invasions?
A: All stages of a fruit fly infestation depend on moist organic debris to complete the fruit fly life cycle. The non-toxic, food based liquid in the TERRO Fruit Fly Trap lures adult flies into the traps. Once the flies enter the trap, they cannot escape to continue breeding and multiplying.
Q: How long does it take to get rid of a fruit fly invasion?
A: The key to successfully controlling a fruit fly invasion is locating their breeding source and placing a TERRO Fruit Fly trap nearby. Within a few days of placing the trap near a breeding source, you will see a significant decrease in the number of fruit flies.
It's always a good idea to take some preventive measures and eliminate common breeding sources, such as overripe fruit and trash, whenever possible.