Sunday, October 31, 2010

Natural Pest Control - Fruit Flies

Fruit Fly Trap

1 quart jar
1 piece of paper, rolled up into a funnel
apple cider vinegar
small slice of banana
Fill a quart jar with a 1/2 inch of apple cider vinegar and a small piece of banana. Roll up your paper into a funnel shape (larger at the top) and tape it in place. Place the funnel into your jar and make sure all the edges are secured shut with tape. You may have to adjust the size of your funnel to make sure it fits nicely into your jar. Place the jar where the fruit flies are flying around and let it go to work. You will be amazed at how well this trap works. The fruit flies will smell the fruit and climb inside, but for some odd reason they don’t fly back up the funnel to get out. When you have caught a good supply, place the entire jar in the freezer. After a short time the flies will die and you can remove the jar from the freezer and use it again without even removing the old contents. Use repeatedly until your fruit flies are eliminated.

This really works! There are 10 + fruit flies in the jar !!!!


  1. You can also stretch a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the jar, screw a canning ring over it (like you're using the plastic wrap as a lid), and poke a SMALL hole in the plastic - the little guys get in there and can't get out. Works great and is a little more 'compact' than using the funnel method (easier to hide, too!)

  2. Thanks Heather! I do like the plastic wrap method better but Joshua helped me make this one, as you can see he had fun coloring the paper for the funnel! He enjoyed our project! :)


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