Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thrifty Thursday: How To Make a Fruit Fly Trap


Fruit flies are pesky little buggers, and while sometimes I actually want them around because we are catching food for my kids pets (praying manthis, frog, etc.) I usually don't want them around. The quickest and most efficient way I found to get rid of them is to make this trap.

Use a bowl and inside put a banana peel or apple core (I find a banana peel does work better though) and some balsamic vinegar, red/white wine vinegar, or wine (if you feel like sparing a bit). About a tablespoon of the wine or vinegar is good. Cover the bowl in plastic wrap and then poke tiny holes with a tooth pick in to the top of the plastic wrap in several spots. The fruit flies are smart enough to find their way in to their food but can't figure out how to get out.




6 comments:

Jessica said...

We had a fruit fly trap last year and we made something similar. We used sugar water.

Meegs said...

Nice, I'll have to try this! We always end up getting some fruit flies in the spring.

Kylie Worthington said...

Good to know! They are SO annoying!

Jessica Cali said...

This sounds great!! I will have to try it!

femmenoir said...

I could not have seen this post at a mire perfect time! THEY'RE DRIVING ME NUTS.

A GAL NEEDS said...

I love this idea! At least they will have some food before they realize they will Never escape!! Mwa ha ha ha!