Homemade Fruit Fly Trap-How to Eliminate Fruit Flies
If you are looking for a way to get rid of those nasty fruit flies, look no further! This DIY fruit fly trap actually takes 2 minutes to assemble, and the effect is very good!
Homemade fruit fly trap
I hate fruit flies. They must be one of the most annoying insects, because they reproduce differently, and if you don’t know how to eliminate them, it’s difficult to get rid of them.
Last week, we left some ketchup on the kitchen counter, and by the morning there were tons of fruit flies (I swear I don’t know how they suddenly appeared!) With this series of nasty bugs, I made them immediately A fruit fly trap was set up, and within a few hours they all disappeared.
Then I realized that I never shared how I made my little DIY fruit fly trap, I thought I would share how I did it in case you are looking for a quick and easy way to get rid of these nasty things. 😉 I know that when fruit is not eaten, fruit flies will appear more, and because there are a lot of seasonal fruits, you may see these little guys more frequently. The process of getting rid of them is very simple.
right! ! About 50 died at the bottom of the jar! !
How DIY fruit fly traps work
The jar contains a mixture of apple cider vinegar and dish soap. Apple cider vinegar attracts all fruit flies to the fragrance, and the purpose of the dishwashing liquid is actually to break the surface tension of the vinegar so that the fruit flies cannot sit on the liquid (a scientific thing…).
However, the inverted cone made of paper is what really traps them. The wide top and small bottom make it easier for flies to enter the jar, and once in the jar, it becomes more difficult for them to get out! Since they can’t get out or sit on the surface of the liquid, then their fate is only a matter of time. (Unfortunate for them, but a victory for us and our fruits!)
How to make a fruit fly trap:
It really only takes about 2 minutes to complete. Talk about quick fixes! This is what you need to make a DIY fruit fly trap…
- Quart jar
- Apple cider vinegar
- dish detergent
- 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper
- Start by creating a cone with your paper, making it smaller at the bottom and wider at the top. You want to make sure it is wide enough so that the paper is about half of the jar. Stick the paper with tape to keep it tapered.
- Remove the cone from the jar and add about ½ – 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to the jar. Squeeze a little detergent into the jar and stir to combine. Heat the jar in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds. This will make the mixture smell stronger and attract flies more quickly.
- Add your cones and place them where fruit flies have appeared before.
That’s it! At first it will take a while for fruit flies to move from where they are currently, but before you realize it, you will see them all over your jar, and then try to get out in your jar.
This homemade fruit fly trap is very effective, and I do it every time we encounter fruit flies at home. 😉 Do you have other ways to eliminate fruit flies? If so, I would love to know!
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