DIY Easy Fruit Fly Trap

 

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Easy DIY Fruit Fly Trap - Family Fresh Meals

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I HATE the fruit fly.  No matter how many time I clean my fruit and veg when we get home from the market, I always seem to have several of these flies buzzing around. 

 

What would you say if I told you that you could eliminate your fruit fly problem with a small bowl, plastic cling wrap and some apple cider vinegar? When I found out this little trick worked, I’ll tell you what I said! WHOOHOOO!!!

 

Easy DIY Fruit Fly Trap

 

Here is what you need to make your DIY Easy Fruit Fly Trap

- small bowl

- 2-3 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (balsamic vinegar and wine work well too, but who wants to waste wine on flies ;) hehe)

- plastic cling wrap

 

 

Fruit flies seem to be more active at night, so you will want to set your trap out at night.  

 

Place apple cider vinegar in a small bowl and cover with plastic cling wrap. Using a toothpick poke a couple small holes.

Place in your kitchen (or wherever you are having the fruit fly issue)

 

Those little bugger won’t be able to resist the smell and will crawl into those small holes, but won’t be able to find their way out.  

 

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DIY Easy Fruit Fly Trap
 
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Ingredients
  • - small bowl
  • - 2-3 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (balsamic vinegar and wine work well too, but who wants to waste wine on flies ;) hehe)
  • - plastic cling wrap
Instructions
  1. Fruit flies seem to be more active at night, so you will want to set your trap out at night. Place apple cider vinegar in a small bowl and cover with plastic cling wrap. Using a toothpick poke a couple small holes. Place in your kitchen (or wherever you are having the fruit fly issue)
  2. Those little bugger won't be able to resist the smell and will crawl into those small holes, but won't be able to find their way out.

 

 Here is what I used for my DIY Easy Fruit Fly Trap

 

Comments

  1. kimberly jones says:

    This works wonderful! Ive been using this for years! When making these traps it is helpful to put a tiny drop of dish soap in it. It aids in making the fruit fly unable to walk on the vinegar. :-)

  2. Nicole mueller says:

    Brilliant! Doing this right away! Love it! Thanks Corey! What would I do without your site?

  3. Totally doing this tonight! I hate those little buggers! Every summer we get them and the are so annoying. Thank you for sharing. :-)

  4. henrietta says:

    Ok I have mine ready in a antique cup already set and ready to catch those annoying things.!

  5. Corey, I can’t wait to try this. I love that you use certified organic cider vinegar to kill fruit flies! (I know, I know, it’s just what you have on hand for your own consumption, but still …)

  6. I put in a blob of Sourdough starter leftover from feeding it. It’s like a big sticky trap.

  7. That is brilliant! We only get them when our bananas get too ripe but man, those buggers are yucky.
    Apple cider vinegar? LOVE that stuff. Love this post Corey. Thank you!

  8. YES! I was looking for this information – in the way you look for something by thinking about it but not really doing anything about it. SO glad I checked my email tonight! Thanks – doing this tonight!

  9. I pour the apple vinegar in a small bowl, water down just a little bit and add a couple drops of dish soap. I’ve never used the cling wrap and it still works:)

  10. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing.

  11. I read about this remedy: put a cup of apple cider vinegar and a squirt I’d liquid dishwashing soap in a bowl. Flies will visit the vinegar. The soap somehow keeps them in there, where they drown. Ii’s simple, cheap, and quite effective.

  12. Thanks so much! It’s impossible to have bananas or drink juice without getting infested with these stupid things. Your tip was really easy, and I didn’t have to go out and buy anything. I made two of the traps just now, hopefully I will get good results.

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