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Get Rid Of Fruit Flies Naturally - Glass Jar, Paper, Fruit, & Vinegar Needed


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Place piece(s) of fruit-melon/banana/etc-at the bottom of glass jar. Create a cone out of paper, balance on rim of jar so the opening at the pointy end is just big enough that a fruit fly can get through & does not touch the fruit at bottom of jar. (See more info for rest)

The fruit flies will get into the jar through the tiny hole but won't be able to get out. After you've completed your fruit fly trap, wipe down ALL surfaces (counters, appliances, etc) with white vinegar. Leave your trap overnight. It's shocking to see them all in the morning stuck in the jar!
- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 6/22/2010 in Around The House | 5 Comments
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PEDAL-PUSHER 5/24/2011 10:18:00 AM

    I would imagine the vinegar cuts any remaining fruity scent. I like the saran wrap idea, wiss certainly try this!
JRBASKIND 11/1/2010 1:58:00 PM

    I'm with E.K. on this: what does the vinegar part have to do with this?
SOUTH_FORK 6/25/2010 4:05:00 PM

    I don't have fruit flies, but I do live in FL where all sorts of pesky things get into your house. Will keep this trick up my sleeve!
JENXU2007 6/22/2010 12:58:00 PM

    Instead of the cone I use saran wrap and fit it to the jar and wrap a rubber band around it to keep it in place. Then you can you use a toothpick to poke a few holes at the top. The flies go in but they never go out.
EVILKLOWN 6/22/2010 6:26:00 AM

    What does the vinegar part have to do with this?

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