Shawn L. Bird

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the amazing fruit fly trap July 26, 2012

Filed under: Recipes — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:46 pm
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My friend Dani told me about this fly trap, and so for the last couple of years, we have NO problems with fruit flies.  I saw one last week.  I recharged my trap, and this is what I found in it yesterday:

the very efficient, watery fruit fly grave

The recipe is extremely simple. Mix a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a couple of drops of dish washing detergent.

Set the trap near where you store your fruit, and then start counting bodies.

I just leave the trap out until it evaporates, then I rinse it out and start again.

We don’t see fruit flies any more, except in the trap.  They hatch and are lured to their death almost simultaneously, it seems.

Best of all, this is a perfectly safe pesticide solution.

Fly trap placed near fruit.






7 Responses to “the amazing fruit fly trap”

  1. Thank you thank you thank you! I hate fruit flys!!! I cannot wait to go home and try this!

  2. This is what my mom always did! It works great. 🙂


  3. Sarah Says:

    can’t wait to try this, we’re having a really bad time with the flies this year.

  4. Taja Says:

    HA! Clever! I’ll try this next time I see one.

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