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  1. Wendy

    I’ve made similar traps for my kitchen when fruit flies have been a problem. You simply put some old fruit or peels in a jar, cover it with plastic wrap and poke a few holes in it. (Then take it outside when it’s time to dispose of your “catch”.)

  2. Mona G.

    Here is one I use, put about 1/2 inch. of apple cider vinegar and 2 drops of dish detergent , mix together pour into a shallow container….I take a small yogurt container, cut it down to about 1 inch and put the vinegar mixture in it, the fruit flies will go to the vinegar mixture, and they can’t get out….then you just throw it all away…..no more fruit flies……

  3. Lynn Anys

    Did Elizabeth use cider or white vinegar?? I have seen these things around for several years, but never made one. I need one now, with such a warm winter here in N.Carolina the flys and bees are just crazy around here !

  4. Larry

    Apple cider vinegar is what you need to use.

  5. Warren

    This is a tried and true recipe. We have used it on the farm for decades. But keep the cap..you’ll want to cap this thing when it’s full and make it go far, far away from your nose. This thing attracts wasps and yellow jackets too..especially when those banana peels go nuclear.

    1. Kevin

      Good advice about the cap, Warren, thanks!!


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