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How to Make an Easy Trap to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Try This Natural Solution!

Ugly fruit flyFruit flies are extremely annoying, and they seem to come out of no where after overripe fruit is left out on a table or a countertop. They swarm around the fruit, but they can also invade other areas of the home. They seem to be slower than ordinary houseflies, but they can be even more bothersome.

Unfortunately, fruit flies are attracted to more than just overripe fruit. These pesky little insects are attracted to drains, damp mops, rags, sinks, sponges, bathtubs, and even toilets. Fruit flies can live on the tiniest of nutrients found in cracks and crevices in any room of the house, and they don’t just dine on fruit. These tiny files love yeast, and unless they’re eradicated they’ll continue to multiply and invade the home.

If you’re bothered by pesky flies, try the following ideas to get rid of them. The average lifespan of a fruit fly is only 8 days, but each female can lay as many as 1,000 eggs, and the offspring will also mature and multiply. Give these ideas a try, and get rid of the flies in your home without using chemicals or costly store-bought products. You can make a trap to get rid of them without spending a dime!

Make a Simple Fruit Fly Trap

When fruit flies are taking over your home, you can make a simple inexpensive trap to get rid of those pests. The flies will be lured into the trap, and they won’t be able to get back out if the hole is small. Best of all, this method to get rid of these flies is completely natural and extremely simple.

You’ll need a tall narrow-neck bottle such as a soda pop bottle or a wine bottle to make this trap. Create a cone using a paper plate or a piece of cardstock, and make sure the base is very narrow and the top wide. Place a piece of overripe fruit such as a banana, or peelings in the bottom of the bottle along with a few inches of juice or wine. Place the cone in the top of the bottle. The flies will find their way in, but they won’t be able to get back out, and eventually you’ll get rid of them.

If the fly problem is especially bad, set a trap in every room of your home to get rid of the majority of the flies. This is a safe and cost-effective way to solve the problem, and once the contents of the bottle begins to smell bad, it can be cleaned outdoors and reused to make another trap to get rid of flies or placed in the recycling bin.