Friday, August 8, 2014

Homemade Fruit Fly Catcher---It Works!

Years ago, my mom told me she read how to collect fruit flies and told me she tried it and it works.  I have tried it with great success, too.  Simply take a small bowl or dish, put a piece of fruit in it such as banana or peach.  Cover the dish with plastic wrap.  Poke a few holes in the plastic wrap.  These holes should be a little larger than a pin head.  The fruit flies can find their way in, but not out.

Note:  I put a rubber band to hold the plastic wrap in place.  If your holes get too big and the flies are finding their way out, simply tape to make smaller (as seen in photo).

1 comment:

Marsha Cooper said...

or leave a loaf of bread out, they find their way in there too!

Seriously, last year we had so much trouble with them because I wasn't covering my dish to go to the compost pile and not taking it out as often as I should have.
They were so troublesome to get rid of.
We actually did something similar to what you show here.

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