This is how I protect our fruit from those pesky fruit-flies that come every September into our kitchen. I usually have a big bowl of fruit sitting out in the open on the counter, but in the fall the fruit flies come in massive amounts and invade our space and they get all over the fruit.
Before when we've been attacked by fruit-flies, we used to put the fruit in the refrigerator or out in the garage, until I found this great solution! I simply put the fruit in big apothecary jars with lids on them and it works really great! It also looks really pretty too!
I like it because the boys can still see the fruit and hopefully when they get an impulse to snack, they will see it there on the counter and grab a piece for a healthy snack rather than grab cookies or chips.
...and add two or three drops of Dawn liquid soap to it.
Set the glass in the area where you see the fruit-flies and just leave it for a couple of hours.
When you check it later, more than likely the bottom of the glass will be filled with dozens of dead fruit-flies.
Warning...the next picture below is gross!
So never fear! Don't put up with annoying fruit-flies! Don't hide your fruit! Don't quit buying fruit in the fall! Be strong! Be Brave! Bring on the fall's bountiful fruit harvest without fear of those bothersome fruit-flies!
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Galatians 5:22