Make a Fruit Fly Trap!

By , August 11, 2012

Is your kitchen full of fruit flies?

Try this handy little trap:

1. ) Roll a piece of paper into a cone shape, and secure with tape. The opening should only be large enough for a fruit fly to fit through.

2.) Place a piece of fruit into a tall jar.

3.) Set the paper cone into the jar. Tape the paper to the jar so the flies can’t escape around the edges.

4.) The flies will fly in, but can’t get back out. Release them outside, or dream up your own creative way of getting rid of them.


2 Responses to “Make a Fruit Fly Trap!”

  1. lakawak says:

    I was amazed at how well, and quickly this trap works. I made some 4 days ago after seeeing hundreds in a bad of bread and then in a plastic cookie tray. I had an increasing infestation for about a month. I made two of these baited with some pieces of peches. Within an hour, there were at least 25 dead fruit flies in the containers, plsu I released some outside becuase I was worried some might eventually find their way back up the cone. And 4 days later, I haven’t seen a single fruit fly. None in my rebaited traps, and none flying around. It helps to clea up the kitchen, and really flush your sink drain too, but the traps got rid of the adults better than I could have hoped.

  2. Lindsey says:

    Lakawak –
    Oh yay! I’m so glad it worked for you too. I really don’t like fruit flies in the house – they’re so irritating.
    Glad you got them under control.
    Thanks for reporting back!!

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