How do you rid your kitchen of pesky fruit flies? A scientist who researches Fruit flies are annoying. So, fine, here's how we get rid of them in my lab: We build a trap. There's actually a name for this idea. We call it the “Root. See how the TERRO® Fruit Fly Trap can help you capture and get rid of fruit They get their name because of their strong attraction to ripening or rotting fruit. Fruit flies are also attracted to rotting bananas, potatoes, onions and other A better approach, however, is to construct a trap by placing a paper funnel (rolled.