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  • buyagain commented on TimAnderson's instructable How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies5 months ago
    How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

    Two remedies for flies and mosquitoes. The bait for both is 1/3rd of the following 3 components. Yeast, powdered milk, and powered sugar. Stir to a paste or puddy consistency. Don't need much. the working yeast gives off co2 which turns out to be the very thing your breath gives off to attract mosquitoes. Flies love the musky sweet smell too. Second part of the remedy is to make a trap from an upside down hanging soda bottle or any clear plastic bottle container for that matter. The deal is to just cut off the top quarter from any soda bottle large or small and invert it thus sliding it back into the lower 3/4 bottle top side down for a snug fit (hot glue it). Make an 8 inch or so diameter cone out of any old screen door material (be sure to allow a pencil sized hole in the top). in...see more »Two remedies for flies and mosquitoes. The bait for both is 1/3rd of the following 3 components. Yeast, powdered milk, and powered sugar. Stir to a paste or puddy consistency. Don't need much. the working yeast gives off co2 which turns out to be the very thing your breath gives off to attract mosquitoes. Flies love the musky sweet smell too. Second part of the remedy is to make a trap from an upside down hanging soda bottle or any clear plastic bottle container for that matter. The deal is to just cut off the top quarter from any soda bottle large or small and invert it thus sliding it back into the lower 3/4 bottle top side down for a snug fit (hot glue it). Make an 8 inch or so diameter cone out of any old screen door material (be sure to allow a pencil sized hole in the top). insert the screen cone gluing it up into the inverted cone you've created with your bottle top. Before you actually asemble all this together you should configure some sort of tray to hold your bait for placing inside before assembling bottle. Keeping your bait inside allows nothing but the flies and mosquito access to it. (mice cats of other vermin leave it alone). Polking heated sewing needle size holes in the bottom of your bottle assures the aroma gets out.

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