A Natural Solution to Fruit Fly Infestation

Learn how to make this natural solution to fruit fly infestation containing a mix of non-toxic lemongrass essential oil.
October/November 2000
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Spray the areas where you see the flies: walls, ceiling, whatever.


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This natural solution to fruit fly infestation will ward off these pesky flies. 

Need to get rid of an infestation of fruit flies? Mix one quart of water with 14 drops of lemongrass essential oil. Shake well and pour into a spray bottle. Then spray the areas where you see the flies: walls, ceiling, whatever. Eventually the critters will disappear. You can also use garlic water, but I've had greater success with the lemongrass water spray. This natural solution to fruit fly infestation is not toxic at all and smells great, too.

Anita-Louise Halstead
Los Angeles, CA