Fruit flies are extremely annoying, fast, and a pain to capture and get rid of. Last month we shared a simple no-tools-required fruit fly trap with you. Within less than a minute fruit flies were flying over to investigate the sickly sweet smell of the apple cider vinegar. Luckily, there several easy ways to rid your home of fruit flies and keep. fruit, such as an orange or a banana, along with some balsamic vinegar in a bowl. . Purchase organic fruit fly sprays from a garden center or organic growing supplier. AC vinegar to hopefully catch the 20ish fruit flies that were annoying me. a couple holes in the ziplock bag and then push the center down.