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Fruit flies are annoying pests that are often drawn into homes by overripe, rotting or rotting vegetables and fruit. Fruit flies can often be seen buzzing around fruit bowls, fruit trees, bins and pantries where fruits and produce are kept. Pests are often a year-round problem, but are especially common in late summer and fall as they are attracted to fermenting fruits and vegetables.

These annoying pests can be difficult to eliminate, even if the adult fruit flies die. However, fans of cleaning sensation Mrs. Hinch have come up with a simple trick to get rid of house fruit flies for good.

Ms Hinch, whose full name is Sophie Hinchliffe, is a cleaning and lifestyle influencer with over 4.5 million Instagram followers.

Ms. Hinch fans have taken to social media in recent years to share their own cleaning tips.

On one such group, Facebook user Michelle Gourley asked Ms Hinch fans: “How do you get rid of fruit flies?”

The post was inundated with replies from other Ms Hinch fans who had the same issue. The most suggested answer was to use vinegar in a bowl covered with cling film.

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Other suggestions from Ms. Hinch fans to ward off fruit flies included using an empty wine bottle, electric zappers, lager and flea spray.

Anne Kelly said: “I left an empty wine bottle and grabbed loads of them.”

Janet Rishworth replied, “We have the electric zappers they use in grocery stores – brilliant. The blue light attracts them.”

Claire Cook commented: “You have to find the source or they will keep coming. There must be something in your house breaking down to cause them.”

Jo Bagot suggested, “They can actually come up from the drains into your sink, so pour boiling water over them.”

Betty Towers wrote: “Lager in a tumbler with orange zest, cling film and drilled holes.” Kayley Louisa Donoghue said, “I find the flea spray helps. The fly spray didn’t do anything.”