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Fruit Flies a Problem? Here's a Simple Way to Make a Fruit Fly Trap for your Bar

video Fruit Flies a Problem? Here's a Simple Way to Make a Fruit Fly Trap for your Bar
Bars-and-Bartending.com  Fruit flies can be a problem when it starts getting warm out.  Having fruit sitting behind the bar all day is sure to bring those pesky little flies.  Not only are they an annoyance, they can give the impression of a dirty bar and can get into liquor bottles and end up in customer's drinks (now that's embarrassing).  

Watch the video for a quick and easy fruit fly trap that you can make with the items you already have in your bar.  Keep a trap close to the fruit trays and they should keep away the majority of those little pests.  
foobear2 years ago
I've got them all up in my potted plants. I'm going to try it and see how it goes. Hopefully they'll like the fruit more than the plants. I noticed they really go after a leftover glass of port, that might make a good bait as well
3mu foobear6 months ago
I had a half-empty bottle of cheap dry vermouth. The cap became damaged, so the bottle didn't seal completely, but I covered the bottle with this cap that was more of a hat. During a home kitchen infestation of fruit flies, this simple liquid lured them very quickly, and the high alcohol content in the liquid instantly doomed any fruit flies that touched it. I strongly recommend a small amount of any wine instead of fruit. 1 bottle of dry Gallo and 4 other empty bottles in which to distribute... It could go a long way.
BarsAndBartending.com (author)  foobear2 years ago
Try some old fruit in a bit of port - that's sure to get their attention.
Hey cool video. was very informative. I Have a website that is helpful with this topic however I don't have anything to do with bartering but it has helpful tips on getting rid of fruit flies so it will add value to your page. http://www.thebugsquad.com/fruit-flies/how-to-kill-fruit-flies
Hope it helps.
bruc33ef2 years ago
Good one! And then, as you trap more and more fruit flies you can feed them to your chickens, and then sell chicken meat, eggs, and feathers to your customers, who will eat, get thirsty, and buy more drinks. Now you have a complete ecosystem!

BarsAndBartending.com (author)  bruc33ef2 years ago
I'm not sure about feeding them to the chickens in the rest of the world, but I wouldn't dare tempt the Taiwanese here with that offer. A bar and market in one? It'd be all the rage.

Getting rid of the fruit flies does pose an interesting problem. They are not that easy to kill. Freezing is not recommended as many will come back to life after they thaw out. Microwaving them works but keep an eye on them - it'll only take seconds.

If all that fails, its back to the chickens....
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