A familiar problem for most homeowners, fruit flies are commonly spotted swarming around kitchen fruit bowls and near garbage storage areas. Don’t let these annoying pests get the best of you — get rid of them with our fast-acting fruit fly apple trap.
The 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 fruit fly trap looks right at home in any kitchen.
How to Trap Fruit Flies
All stages of a fruit fly infestation depend on moist organic debris to complete the fruit fly life cycle. The non-toxic vinegar found in the fruit fly apple 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 — and might find yourself humming, “Shoo fly, don’t bother me.”
Easy Activation: 2-step process
You won’t find an easier trap to use. 1) Empty half (15mL) of the liquid lure into one trap's vapor chamber. 2) Place the traps where fruit flies have been seen and where they won’t be disturbed or tipped over. Discard the trap after 30 days of use. Fruit flies entering the trap can't escape to continue the breeding cycle.
Locate Breeding Areas
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 fruit fly traps behind or under kitchen counters, sinks, dishwashers, near unrefrigerated fruits and vegetables, and any other location where fruit is stored.
View video for tips on how to easily and effectively eliminate fruit flies with a TERRO® Fruit Fly Trap:
- Safely and quickly eliminates fruit flies; flies that enter the trap cannot escape to continue breeding and multiplying
- Attractive, apple-shaped trap looks great in any kitchen
What’s in the Box
- 24- fruit fly traps
- 12- containers of liquid lure
- .50 fl oz container liquid-based lure
- Contains sodium lauryl sulfate (0.08%), vinegar (5.0%) and water (94.92%)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review Rateannoying fruit flies
works okay, seems to trap about 20-25 flies per apple container. I had a large amount of fruit flies that were very irritating and would seem to be sitting on everything and they weren't going away fast enough - they were gaining more and more for a week or so (possibly they hatched and their life cycle was still in progress or ??)
Review RateNew Product Sucks old one worked great
I used the older model for three years with great results. I would get 50-100 flies within a day or two. The new model sucks. I used the new model last year when I had a bunch of fruit flies and caught Zero. I decided to give another try. We currently have 2 traps out and zero fruit flies. Bring back the old model. How many zero reviews do you need. I have spent hundreds of dollars on this product. Will not spend another penny unless you bring back old product. Sincerely yours, Terro Me not....Response From Terro®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! While it is true that the packaging and design of the trap has changed, the formula is still the same. If fruit flies are not attracted to the bait, it could be that they are another type of nuisance fly such as a gnat or drain fly. Fruit flies are commonly mistaken for these flies.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458 with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateTerro is terrible!!
Did not kill any fruit flies! Garbage product!!Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this and would like the opportunity to learn more. If the flying insects are not attracted to the trap, they may be something other than fruit flies. Fungus gnats and drain flies look very much like fruit flies, but will not be attracted. This product is backed by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateNot Effective
My thoughts are that this doesn't really work. I almost feel like it attracts more flies! This is my second package and I put one near the kitchen sink and the flies are always around it, alive! They are certainly not averse to its presence. Better off not using anything or just the fly swatter!Response From Terro®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear the flies would not go inside the trap. Often times, fruit flies are mistaken for other nuisance flies such as gnats or drain flies. If you are noticing that the flies are not going inside the trap, it is more than like another type of nuisance fly.
This product is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty. For further assistance, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458.
Review RateGreat product
Great product! My kitchen was becoming overwhelmed by fruit flies before I put out the Terro Fruit Fly Trap. Not only are the fruit flies gone, the cute little red apple adds to the kitchen decor. Thanks!
First time buying... hate the fact they are not resuseable...will not buy anymore..Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback. This product is designed to be discarded after 30 days and is covered by a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any additional questions.
Review Ratethe vacuum of space
i say three star because yes they work. you most definitely have to get rid of whatever they are attracted to,hide it in the fridge, throw it out find it etc. then they will be drawn to the trap because its all thats left.. if you dont your stupid and thats why its not working. you cant have a pile of dog sh** next to a fly trap and expect to have good results. but if you do that then they go in the trap for sure like swarm to it. it takes a while to go in. but if you want them gone even quicker. get a tiny shop vac or small vacuum with a hose. wait for them to hover to the trap cause they go in but only on their own time. i want them gone on my time, not theirs. wait for them to swarm it, and load up on the edge of it which they most certainly will by the boatloads, turn your shop vac on, and suck those mothers up. leave the trap out for maintenance. you can get rid of them quicker and leave your trap with less dead bodies in it.
Review Rategreat product
work place full of young ladies that hate the fruit fly's and this seems to be the only thing that works and I have tried everything out there even tried making my own from you tube.
Review RateDO NOT PURCHASE
I agree w/ previous reviews. Either the design has changed, or the liquid that you pour inside. This product is not inexpensive. I called the customer service number and have now been on hold for 6 minutes. RIP OFF. DO NOT PURCHASE. These used to be good, but not anymore.Response From Terro®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Often a gnat, drain fly or other type of nuisance fly invasion is mistaken for a fruit fly invasion. If the flies aren’t attracted to the lure, it's more than likely not a fruit fly invasion but rather some other type of nuisance fly. We apologize for this experience. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458 with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateNew design doesn't work at all
New version does not catch anything. What happened? The old design used to work very wellResponse From Terro®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
The key to successful elimination of fruit flies is to locate their breeding source and place a trap nearby. Often a gnat, drain fly or other type of nuisance fly invasion is mistaken for a fruit fly invasion. If the flies aren’t attracted to the lure, it is more than likely not a fruit fly invasion.
If additional assistance is needed, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458.
- All About
Fruit flies are commonly found in homes, grocery stores and restaurants; anywhere food may be rotting and fermenting. Most noticeable summer through fall, fruit flies can be a nuisance year-round.
As the name implies, fruit flies are attracted to fruits, as well as vegetables, sitting out on store shelves, in bowls in kitchens and ripening in the garden.
How do the TERRO® Fruit Fly Traps work to control fruit fly invasionsAll 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.
The insects swarming around my house aren’t attracted to the TERRO® Fruit Fly Trap I just purchased. Can you explain why?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.