Best Home Made Fruit Fly Trap Attracts & Kills Flies Guaranteed Ultimate Control (With Proof)

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Step 1: Items You Will Need

You will need a shallow bowl, a resealable plastic bag, a little wine and beer, 1 drop of detergent (washing up liquid) and a sharp pointed knife

Step 2: Baiting and Setting the Trap

  1. Add enough wine and beer together in a shallow dish, to attract all of the fruit flies to your trap and deep enough to drown them. Allow enough for evaporation over several weeks.
  2. Add 1 drop of household washing detergent (Washing up liquid) This breaks the surface tension on the liquid so that flies immediately drown and get dragged to the bottom of the wine and beer mixture.
  3. Cover dish with a polythene bag (resealable bags are best) Though you can use cling film or any plastic bag.
  4. Take a sharp pointed knife and stab holes in the top of polythene bags, twisting the knife to enlarge the holes.
  5. Place the bated trap on top of a kitchen wall unit. We have found that having the trap as high as possible, attracts all of the flies more quickly..

Step 3: the Results a Trap Full of Pesky Fruit Flies

The results speak for themselves.

You will have a trap filled with every single fruit fly that enters your home.

Give yourself a pat on the back for ridding your home of fruit flies


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    HandyGoober

    1 year ago

    this is the best website ever....having had an issue with fruit flies, we tried everything even using the kirby to suck those lil devils up. when i saw the wine the light came on... thanks in less than 5 days the issue is solved, the buggers are swimming in a wine/soap bath and it's a great way to recycle wine you haven't finished...

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    AndrewKFletcherHandyGoober

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for your feedback. Great to know you got rid of your fruit fly problem :)

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    TeresaM7

    3 years ago

    I am definitely going to try this. I made another one I saw on here a while back. I have more fruit flies than ever, even with catching them! But that one just catches, doesn't kill, and I fear they're just reproducing in there and finding the way out. I will be making a bunch of these soon!

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    AndrewKFletcherTeresaM7

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks Teresa, please give us your results, our home is still fruit fly free and we only have one of the traps located on top of kitchen wall unit.