When it comes to ridding your home or office of bugs, insects and just about any other flying annoyance, you might be surprised to know there are quite a few safe and effective solutions that are not only chemical and odor-free but also safe for the whole family, including pets. If you’re tired of hiding your produce in the fridge and can’t figure out how to get rid of small flying bugs, it’s time to use a fruit fly trap.
Featured below are some of the best indoor insect traps for catching gnats, fruit flies and mosquitos. What these traps have in common is their ease of use and effectiveness. Disposable sticky boards, liquid lure and powerful UV lights provide a variety of options for customers who are tired of swatting pesky bugs.
These comprehensive insect traps are also compact and convenient, non-toxic, odorless and safe for babies, small children, and pets. Ideal for kitchens, bedrooms, offices, garages or covered porches, simply place them on your kitchen counter, under a sink, in a plant, or connect them to a power source and let the traps do the rest.
1. Katchy Indoor Insect Trap
The Indoor Insect Trap by Katchy works best for catching gnats, fruit flies and mosquitoes. It has a UV light that lures the bug above the fan, sucks them in and the sticky glue boards make sure they don’t escape. Non-toxic, odorless and with no electric zapping, this trap is safe around small children and pets and will work well in your kitchen, bedroom, office or garage. Simply set up the trap as close to the insects as possible, plug it into the wall or USB and let it do its job.
Pros: This product will also work in areas with no electricity such as cabins or other enclosed spaces.
Cons: Glueboard replacements are required when needed.
2. Eon Luxe Solutions Indoor Mosquito Killer & Fruit Fly Trap
Trapping and killing bugs can be smelly, toxic business but not with the Eon Luxe Solutions Indoor Mosquito Killer & Fruit Fly Trap. The USB powered unit attracts bugs with its UV light and then captures the bugs with its fan and holds on to them using the refillable sticky pads. The chemical-free solution helps to get rid of mosquitoes, fruit flies and gnats. The unit comes with six sticky pads, which is enough for three to six months of use.
Pros: The unit goes into automatic mode at night when the UV light is most effective and automatically turns off in the daytime.
Cons: Like the Katchy, users will have to purchase refills of the sticky sheets separately for the Eon Luxe.
3. TERRO Fruit Fly Trap
For a discrete way to get rid of fruit flies, we recommend the TERRO Fruit Fly Trap. The set comes with two small traps that each have a 45-day lifespan. Users simply add the liquid lure included with the set and place the trap in an area that is frequented by fruit flies. Designed to look like a small apple, fruit flies will be attracted to the lure inside the trap and fly through the small holes and get stuck in the liquid. If the trap does get knocked over, the lure should not leave a stain.
Pros: The no maintenance fly traps can be discarded in the garbage after 45 days.
Cons: The liquid can be poured out and traps should not be placed where kids and pets could have access.
4. Stingmon 12 Pack Sticky Fruit Fly Traps
If fruit flies and gnats are eating your beloved garden, fight back with the Stingmon 12 Pack Sticky Fruit Fly Traps. Available in a variety of fun designs, including butterflies, birds and cats, the yellow traps are designed to attract fruit flies and gnats with their bright color. The sticky traps then hold onto the bugs and stops them from eating and destroying plants. Made without any harmful odors or chemicals that could negatively affect humans or pets, the traps have a pointed bottom for easy insertion into the soil.
Pros: The traps are UV-resistant and waterproof and will continue to work until they are fully covered in bugs.
Cons: The glue on the traps can begin to melt in hot weather and the traps should be stored in the refrigerator prior to use during warm months.
5. RSVP Endurance Fruit Fly Trap
Get rid of fruit flies with a natural solution using the RSVP Endurance Fruit Fly Trap. The small ceramic bowl comes with a stainless steel lid that has perforations to allow for fruit flies to fly through. The bowl comes with instructions on how to make fruit fly lure using apple cider vinegar and dish soap. Simply add the lure to the bowl, place the lid on top and station the trap in an area where fruit flies have been previously spotted. The attractive set will blend seamlessly into most kitchen decors and can be refilled and reused as many times as necessary.
Pros: The container is dishwasher safe and durable.
Cons: The container can be messy to clean.