If you’re like me and the number of flies (from the heat) you had last summer drove you crazy then this post is for you. I’ll be sharing a DIY Fly Trap. With spring approaching quickly I have decided to share nice and early.
This post was written a couple of years ago and carried over from my second website.
This past summer was my Daughters first summer and it was a HOTT one. She is now 5 and where has the time gone? Because of the extreme heat, everyone I know including myself had an abundance of little fruit flies everywhere. It drove me insane however I cured my insanity with this simple little trick.
All you need is:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Dish Soap (I used Dawn)
- Cling Wrap
- A single toothpick
- An Elastic
- Jar of some sort (I used a Mason Jar)
So the first thing you’re going to do is make sure the mason jar is rinsed out. You don’t want anything altering the potency of the concoction.
You’re going to take your dish soap and fill your jar about 15% with soap. You want a good amount but you want there to be plenty of room left for air and a heaping amount of Apple Cider Vinegar.
You might have a hunch that the Apple Cider Vinegar goes in the jar next & You’re right. To be honest, though I’m not sure if the order is necessary. I like the order that I do it in so that I can eyeball the amount of soap that goes into it. I put about 55% Apple Cider Vinegar leaving about 30% of the jar left for airspace.
Next, you’re going to take your cling wrap and lay a piece of it on top covering the opening of the jar.
Take the elastic and put it over top of the cling wrap tightly securing the cling wrap to the jar.
Take the toothpick and poke a decent amount of holes in the cling wrap. You want to be very gentle when doing this and pull the toothpick out slowly. This effect will make it easy for attracted flies to enter the trap and very hard for them to escape.
Meanwhile, the mixture that they tested out while in there is extremely potent for their little bodies and the soap helps drown them.
That’s pretty much it!!! So easy!!!
You’re going to want to keep this trap in a high-profile place. I had a lot of flies in my kitchen and they liked to go near my soap sponges the washcloth I had left hanging over my tap one day so I put mine beside the sink.
One of the reasons I like this fly trap so much is that it’s quick and easy to make and it doesn’t need a lot of attention. I redo this process about once a week and I’m always so stunned by how many flies come out when I dump it down my drain. I feel very accomplished though. And I’m sure you will too!
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