Having fruit flies around your kitchen does not automatically mean your cooking space is unkempt, as these tiny flies can make their way into your home whenever you get groceries. However, taking the necessary steps can prevent these insects from gaining access to the place you live.
Recently, a TikTok user, Tonya, with the handle @thatcleanbee, made a trending video on the best way to eliminate fruit flies. She named the method the “best fruit fly hack,” the professional cleaner claiming, “Since I started doing this (years ago) I’ve maybe had one time where I had fruit flies.”
Tonya revealed that quick action can help to eliminate the insects before they become a problem: “One way to help with fruit flies in your home is by washing your bananas as soon as you get them home from the store.”
She further explained that bananas serve as a breeding space for these annoying gnats. “Fruit flies lay eggs on the bananas, then you bring them into your house and they hatch and you have fruit flies,” the TikTok user hinted. “So make sure you wash them as soon as you get home.”
Tik Tok users reacted to the video
Some users strongly agreed with the hack and suggested new ways to make the process effective, “Also, pull your bananas apart, so they aren’t in a bunch anymore, then wash them. They like to lay the eggs up where the stems join!” While some were speechless to learn the novel method of dealing with the insects. “Thank you! It was driving me CRAZY.. how were they coming into our house?? Our house is very clean,” a user said. “This blew my mind.”
Another user revealed an alternative method that they’d come up with to get rid of fruit flies easily: “And don’t forget to spray/pour white vinegar down the drain/plug hole cos the little beggars hang around in there, too.”