How to make a Fruit Fly Trap under 60 seconds

Transcription of Video…

So, Candy, what do we have here? We have a homemade fruit fly trap. We brought some bananas home from the store & ended up with some fruit flies.

So, I learned you can take a piece of paper, just wrap it into a cone, cut the tips so you can have a little opening at the bottom, & set it in a little jar, glass, cup, whatever, so it’s enough room for the tip of the cone to be above the liquid. You wanna put apple cider vinegar, with just a little water & a few drops of dish soap. & the dish soap helps the viscosity so the fruit flies drown easier. They can’t fly out, they get stuck on it..& also, the cone shape—they fly in & they can’t figure out how to get out..& then just tape around the edges so they can’t fly out that way.

Set it near wherever your fruit flies would be. Put it near the bananas, & it catches them all pretty quick. This is what you get.

Ooh, that’s nasty; pretty effective. It is, it is..it’s summertime.

  • Erin B

    Wow… I was thinking this morning that I needed to figure out how to make one of these, since those lil guys are all over my tomatoes ripening in my kitchen… and here it is, your awesome video. THANKS!

  • raf

    what is put in the glass?? applecider vinagar and a few drops of……???

  • mike

    Thanks…. the wife started yelling at me last to do something about the fruit flies and then I remember this video…. it worked a little slow (I think I expected this to act like a vacuum cleaner) but they are all gone… thanks again mike and she was happy I did something

  • http://deannadionne.com Deanna

    A faster way is to put something attractive to the flies in a cup, and put plastic-wrap over it and punch a few holes in it. Again, they can’t figure out how to get out after they’ve gotten in. And I find wine works well to attract them. Not sure which is more effective… an experiment would definitely be necessary.