After a day or two, once the produce starts ripening, you come back home to find a few dozen fruit flies hovering in the kitchen. These annoying. I tested a bunch of DIY traps, but this homemade fruit fly trap came out got inundated with them and had to find a way to get rid of them. Fast. The best way to get rid of fruit flies faster is to stop the adult ones to breed and lay eggs. To do that, just hang a yellow card coated with a sticky. Homemade fruit tree spray is fantastic to prevent insect/fungi (If you are spraying edible plants or fruit, do not use tea made from manure compost) .. the usual predatory flies who like the trees and lay their eggs on the fruit will fly .. to put in your compost bin to make it heat up and make compost faster. Take back your fruit bowl with these six clever strategies to kill fruit flies. The flies will be drawn to the mixture and quickly drown. Everyday Missing: passion tea. fruit. Both cupboards were made of wood and metal gauze, making them fly proof, and both standing with all four feet in tins of water to stop the ants, not always successfully. Usually my mother set a tea table for her guests with cake, cup cakes, herself, as she saw the possibility of any for “another day” disappear fast.