Make a Fly Trap

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Introduction: Make a Fly Trap

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Have you ever had those annoying flies buzzing around your house. Well here is a super cheap and quick way to get rid of them.

Step 1:

First what you want to do is get an empty water or soda bottle.

Step 2:

Next take your bottle and drill a hole big enough for a fly to get through in the cap. Then with scissors cut right before the sticker starts and go all the way around. Now add your bait in the bottom it is important that you do this now.

Step 3:

Then flip the top part you just cut and stick it upsidedown in the bottom part. Add hot glue, duct tape, or really anything that you think will leave no gaps and will hold the top part in place.

Step 4:

Now you're done all you need to do now is wait for the flies to come.

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    It won't work well empty. You need a bait to attract the flies. A little beer, old meat, fruit for fruit flies etc. This works well for yellow jackets outside as well.

    If you add a little bit of orange juice to the trap, you will be able to attract and capture lots more flies.

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    thanks for the tip

    I was going to say, How would you trap more flies? But you already answered that! Thanks! :)

    I catch around 4 an hour

    You have to open the cap of the bottle. This will make sure that if a fly is coming into the bottles ground it will block the fly form flying back into your room for some time. If you are lucky that I will die inside your bottle and there are 95% chances of that fly will die inside your bottle.