Fruit Fly Trap – Homemade

One of the things I like best about summer is all the fresh fruit available. One of the things I like least is those pesky fruit flies that inevitably find their way into my kitchen.

Over the years I have tried quite a few fruit fly traps (homemade as well as store-bought) and here’s what’s been working best for me. As it turns out, this is also the most frugal version.

Fruit Fly Trap (Homemade)

You’ll Need:

  • small, clean jar
    baby food jars work really well for this
  • piece of plastic wrap
  • small piece of fruit (banana or melon work well)

Here’s How To Make Your Homemade Fruit Fly Trap:

Make sure the jar is very clean. You don’t want any other odor to compete with the fruit you will put in there. Once the jar is clean and dry, put a small piece of fruit in it. A slice of banana or a small piece of melon seems to work well, but just about any fresh fruit will do.

Cover the jar opening with plastic wrap. Poke a few small holes in the wrap and then set the covered jar on the counter. The fruit flies will fly in and won’t be able to fly back out.

Empty the jar every few days, clean it well and then add another piece of fruit. You’ll quickly get rid of all those pesky little bugs with this homemade fruit fly trap.

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