Sunday, May 24, 2015

{Handicrafts} :: Fruit Fly Trap

Ok I just realized this is the 2nd type of trap we have made for a handicraft; however, our fruit flies are ridiculous right now. They are all over my kitchen and generally driving me insane. So I must take some action! 

This handicraft (thanks, Pinterest!) really does not take more than about 5-10 minutes to make (depending on the helpers' ages). 

Does it require much skill? Not at all. In fact, the only real skill would be using a hammer, so this would be a wonderful beginner "project". And honestly there are so many other options for fruit fly traps that require no hammer at all. But we like our tools around here :-)

Needed for this simple trap:

1. Mason or other glass jar with metal lid
2. Hammer and a nail
3. Apple cider vinegar
4. Dawn dish detergent
5. Fruit flies :-)

We hammered holes in the metal lid....

Poured in about 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and 2 or 3 drops of Dawn, screwed the lid back on...

and placed in the general vicinity of those pesky fruit flies.

Within just a short while, we already had captured a few.

By the next day, there were hardly any left flying around my kitchen!


  1. Hi! What do you do to catch big flies and mosquitoes? Thanks!

    1. Oh, I have never done anything special for those pesky insects. Just swatted them! Lol :-) I will have to do some searching to see if there are any good tricks!