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.
TERRO® Fruit Fly Apple 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.
How Do They Work?
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 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: Simple as 1-2-3
You won’t find an easier trap to use. Activate the TERRO® Fruit Fly Apple 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 the trap is in use. Place the trap in an area where fruit flies have been seen and where it won’t be disturbed or tipped over.
Locate Breeding Areas
The key to successful elimination of fruit flies is to locate their breeding source and place a TERRO® Fruit Fly Apple 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.
View video for tips on how to easily and effectively eliminate fruit flies with TERRO® Fruit Fly Apple 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
- 2- containers of liquid lure
- .50 fl. oz. container liquid-based lure
- Contains sodium lauryl sulfate (0.08%), acetic acid (5.0%) and water (94.92%)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review posted on www.terro.com
January 26, 2015
Great product By Hendersonhouse (Dansville ,NY)
This product absolutely works great. Not sure why but we were infested with fruit flies this winter. We put a couple of traps in the populated areas and now they are gone.
Review posted on www.terro.com
October 20, 2014
Amazing By KittyHawkNDT (Terra Alta,WV)
I was a bit skeptical about this product when I purchased from Walmart. Once I opened the lid, put the liquid in, within 2 minutes I counted a half a dozen and counting fruit flies/gnats. As I write this, another 5 just landed in the tub. They are attracted to it and not to me at my desk.
- 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.