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
- 2- fruit fly traps
- 1- 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 RateNew Design No Longer Works
I have been a long time user of the Terro fruit fly traps. They have always done the trick for me within 48-72 hours. I recently purchased the new design and it does not work at all. So disappointed!! Why change something that worked so well?Response From Terro®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
While the outer appearance of the traps has changed, the lure provided is the same effective bait. We apologize that this was not your experience and would like to learn more.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Review RateReviews are Right...Something is Wrong
I sure wish I had read the reviews before buying. Both here and on Amazon, everyone agrees that the new design does not work. The replied on here keep referring to the color. Yes, the red it attracting the flies, but they just sit all over the trap. They either aren't going in or they are going in and getting back out. I don't think it's right to keep selling this when it's obviously not working as it's supposed to work.Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the feedback and apologize for this experience.
Flying insects that look similar to fruit flies, such as fungus gnats and drain flies will not be attracted to the scent from this trap. This product is covered by a 30 day money-back guarantee. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateNew red traps don't work
I am so frustrated that the new red traps don't work like the peach ones. The green entrance is bigger than the multi colored orange/peach entrance was. That's the only difference besides color. For some reason they're not attracted at all. I just ordered the older versions online but I paid so much and now I have to wait, not to mention already having paid for the red ones. I had been using the old version for so many years but I won't buy the new red kind anymore.Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience, Jen, and appreciate the feedback. This will be shared with our Product Managers.
This product is covered bay a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and a one year warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateDoesn't work anymore!
It's been 2 weeks and not a single fruit fly is in the trap. The new design of these traps are missing an internal component, that absorbed and drew the scent to the top of the trap.Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience, Mike, and appreciate the feedback. Some versions of this trap did have a wick inside.
The fruit flies should first be attracted to the color of the trap, then find their way inside. Other flying insects that look similar, such as drain flies and fungus gnats, will not be interested in this trap.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateVery good solution
This product outperformed my expectations, based on average previous reviews read. Early reviews ran the gamut from poor, to somewhat good, to just right. My results were just right. We had a serious infestation of small flys, seemingly more like gnats, very small, but they would constantly hang around our bananas, and our coffee machine. I assumed there were about 30-40 flies around all the time. I purchased the product, then put both out in the general area near the infestation, and although it did take the bugs a day or so to lock-in on the traps, they did so very well, and after 3-4 days, most were gone. After a full week, virtually all were gone. For purposes of this review, I emptied and counted all trapped/killed specimens, and the total count was around 155. Very impressive, as I had obviously underestimated my infestation. I still have another pair of these wonderful traps, and will bring them out if and when the situation requires it. These are specific traps, and may not catch regular flies as some people expect. But for the little buggers who are always hanging on and around your local fruit, you can expect a very good solution to your immediate problem.
Please go back to the old formula - these do not work. I put a yellow one next to a red one. The yellow one filled up immediately and the red one hardly attracted any.Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
TERRO® has a long history of producing high-quality and reliable products. We regret to hear that what was received did not meet these expectations.
This feedback is appreciated and will be shared with our Product Managers. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with additional questions.
Review RateIf it's not broke, don't "fix" it!
I agree with everyone who has a complaint with solid red trap. For three years I used old trap with excellent outcomes. Last summer I bought two packs of the red ones because that is all that was offered. I expected the same results but was highly disappointed. This summer I happened upon the old traps at Home Depot and to my delight they worked great! I was excited that I had a go to place to find the old ones, however after returning a month later to purchase more they only had the solid red traps. I reluctantly bought a two pack. Well two weeks later the same disappointing results! I saw your reply to another review referencing a studies that they are attracted to the solid color more so than previous color/ design. I challenge you to start a new study and really take these reviews into account as well as reviews on Amazon and any other retailer who sells these new red traps. I believe you will find that the old product was working great and did not need to be messed with due to a study that obviously has not improved your product. I will buy the old version if I find it, however will never waste my money on what is being offered right now.Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this recent experience and appreciate the feedback regarding this product. This will be shared with our Product Managers. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any additional questions.
Review RateDisappointed with new mod
Loved the old model ( yellow). New model ( red) has a bigger hole and is nott effective.Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for the feedback, we apologize for this experience.
Studies show that fruit flies are more attracted to the color red, so the color was changed. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateNew design of apple doesn't work
The new design of the apple does not work! I have been using your old design that looks like a yellow-red apple for years and works in 24 hrs! The new solid red design with this big green top does not work. Now the flies just sit on top of the green part. The old design they would land on the yellow part and go right in. I'm telling you it's the new design of the apple. Do you still sell the apple with the yellow top? If do I want to order some please.Response From Terro®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to share this feedback!
Fruit flies are attracted to red, making the new design a great option when trying to eliminate these pests. We apologize that these were not the results seen and would like to learn more.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateDid not help at all!!
I bought 2 packs of this from Wal-Mart to help with gnats in my bathrooms and kitchen. They did not work AT ALL!! After 2 weeks there are still no gnats floating in the liquid. Gnats would just congregate at the top but would not go in. I finally resorted to using plains ole acv and dish detergent!!Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and are happy to provide assistance.
This product will attract and trap fruit flies. Other flying insects that look similar, such as drain flies and fungus gnats, will not be attracted.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 with any additional questions.
- 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.