Useful Product Alert: A Fruit Fly Trap with 30,000 Ratings

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Here's what to add to your Amazon cart this week. Fruit flies, begone!

If you’re going to have fruit, plants or garbage in the house, you’re likely going to also have fruit flies. As soon as these annoying pests find a food source, they lay hundreds of eggs that eventually hatch. Gross! The cycle repeats itself until you get rid of every last fruit fly. Sound familiar? Then you need a fruit fly trap.

The internet is raving about these bestselling Amazon fruit fly traps that cost less than $10 for two and have racked up over 30,000 reviews from shoppers who swear they’re “kitchen lifesavers.” You’ll want one next to the fruit bowl, behind the kitchen sink and definitely near your catch-all kitchen trash can. Heck, you may even want to bring these clever traps along with your other outdoor picnic items.

Why Is Everyone Obsessed with The Terro Fruit Fly Trap?

Each Terro fruit fly trap costs around $5 and offers enough fruit fly-busting longevity to power through about six weeks. That means just a couple traps will be enough to get through an average summer. If you have a prolonged fruit fly issue, they’re cheap enough to order over and over again. If your kitchen sink is a bonafide five-star fly resort—we feel your pain. This useful Amazon product is a great alternative to homemade fruit fly traps.

How does this Fruit Fly Trap Work?

This Terro fruit fly trapping wonder product works by luring adult fruit flies to the trap with a special food-based liquid lure. Then, according to the company’s own description, “Flies that enter the trap through one of the many funnel-shaped holes are unable to escape and continue breeding. In a matter of days, you should begin to notice a dramatic decrease in the number of fruit flies around your home.” Reviewers say that even after the first day of use it’s easy to see trapped fruit flies lingering inside the little plastic traps that look like decorative apples.

What does a Terro Fruit Fly Trap Come With?

Terro Fruit Fly Trapvia amazon.com

This nifty little package comes with everything you need to lure the most annoying fruit flies into the two included traps. A small bottle of fruit fly attracting liquid is included with each purchase. All you need to do is pour a small amount in each of the shatter-free plastic traps.

Each fruit fly trap comes with a built-in peekaboo window for easy monitoring and a fun red apple design that’s easy on the eyes. It maybe even counts as fall decor. Since one trap lasts for about 45 days, you’ll get a full 90 days of fruit fly protection in a small area or at least a couple months of heavy-duty fruit fly management.

The long-lasting power of this beloved fruit fly trap has made it one of the most popular products that keep bugs away on all of Amazon.

Terro Fruit Fly Trap Amazon Review

Verified Amazon purchaser, Phil writes, “First, it’s super easy to use and set up. You literally just squirt the solution into the traps and then set them on a counter. That’s it. After about half a day, the fruit flies started showing up dead inside the traps and it continued day after day. I don’t know if I have dumb fruit flies in my apartment or something, but I had no issues and they’ve killed over 45 of them…. we leave the balcony door to our apartment open most days to allow for the bay breeze to cool the unit, and the fruit flies flock in, unfortunately. These have been lifesavers, and dramatically reduced the fly issue in our apartment.”

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Bryce Gruber
Bryce Gruber covers gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at Taste of Home, although you've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting topics at TheLuxurySpot.com, Bravo, Parents.com, Martha Stewart, and on your TV screen through national talk shows including The Tamron Hall Show. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children. Find her on social media at @brycegruber.