One Good Thing: My Best Homemade DIY Fruit Fly Trap

published Jul 1, 2021
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Welcome back to One Good Thing! We’re outdoors again this week with my final insect repellent DIY and this one might just be my very best. We will see. It’s how to get rid of fruit flies, and after years of mucking about and trying a number of different solutions I finally buckled down, did much more research and got it right. This is a simple trap on the surface where the fruit flies are lured into liquid in a bottle, but the key differences are the addition of dishwashing soap and making the holes smaller than you think.

The other nice thing about this Ball jar solution is that they flies and the stinky mess that attracts them keeps a relatively low profile in your kitchen and is easy to clean out and start all over again. Give it a try if you’ve got a fruit fly problem and let me know how it works in the comments here or over on Instagram!

Best, M

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