At some point, every home fights with fruit flies. 2.5 millimeters in length, the airborne animals linger near garbage and circle fresh fruit, hanging around for weeks at a time.
Fruit flies are pests, but they can be dealt with.
In addition to the large number of homemade remedies, there are inexpensive, commercial ones, too.
One notable product is the Terro Fruit Fly Trap. Shaped like an apple, the Terro trap sits in your kitchen. It’s filled with a vinegar-like solution meant to attract and trap nearby fruit flies. Once the flies are contained, they can no longer breed, and the pest problem subsides.
The Terro product sells for about $8 at local hardware stores. It’s sold for $5 on Amazon.com.