If fruit flies are frequenting your food, try this 2-ingredient fruit fly trap and eliminate them within a matter of days!
For the past month or so, my kitchen has been plagued with fruit flies.
Did you get that? “Plagued” lol
Okay, it hasn’t been that bad, but any fruit flies are bad fruit flies right?
I hate reaching for a banana only to see 5 or 6 take flight – and you can’t catch the little buggers.
(Again, “Buggers” lol)
So it was time to set up a fruit fly trap to protect our produce, keep the population under control – they multiply like flies (I’m on fire today!) – and to achieve a general sense of cleanliness in my home.
This easy fruit fly trap takes two ingredients and two minutes of your time to make, and is crazy-effective in culling, and hopefully eliminating your fruit fly infestation.
Take a dish, glass or jar and put some apple cider vinegar in the bottom of it. Add a couple of drops of dish soap to break the surface tension and catch their little legs as they land. No need to stir or shake; you don’t want to drown out the apple cider scent with dishsoap smell.
Roll up a piece of paper to a funnel shape – you want it pretty narrow at the bottom, say the size of a dime – and then wide enough at the top to rest on the top of the jar without the pointed end touching the liquid.
That’s it! Tape the funnel to hold its shape and then set out your fruit fly trap/traps near where the fruit flies frequent.
This was one night’s worth of carnage:
I’ve only seen one other fruit fly frequenting our banana buffet, so I’m going to leave my trap out for a few more days – just in case there are babies or cousins yet to surface.
Gross – and yet so gratifying!
As an alternative fly trap, you can skip the funnel and cover your apple cider vinegar and dish soap concoction with some plastic food wrap, and poke a small hole in the top.
With this version of the fruit fly trap I did see some sitting on the plastic wrap around the opening deciding if they were going to jump into the volcano, so I think the funnel trap is more effective. Both traps did catch all of my fruit flies and eliminate my infestation (about 75 bugs) within a matter of a few days.
Simple, inexpensive (cheap!), and effective – what more could you ask for?!
Have a great one!