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The Best Fruit Fly Trap


There was a conversation on Twitter a while ago about catching fruit flies. I'd like to add my method (learned from a friend) to the pool of ideas.



Take a glass (jar, etc), put a piece of over ripe fruit in it. I used a banana, peaches work well too. Cover the top with plastic film (Saran Wrap, etc) and poke a few small holes in it with the tip of a knife. Small like 3/16".



Let it sit on the counter and wait.



Mine got so full you could hear them bouncing off the plastic wrap. You can even count them in the photo. Must have been 70 or so.


Comments

  1. I definitely found the open dish method was far better than the inverted two liter bottle method. I'll try the saran wrap next time...

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  2. Christopher Byrne14 August 2009 at 04:29

    Thanks for the tip. I have the trap set up now. No takers yet though, but hopefully soon!

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  3. Thanks for the tip. I have the trap set up now. No takers yet though, but hopefully soon!

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