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Bug Jar - a Handmade Fruit Fly Trap

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The purpose is to capture small flies.

Flies are attracted by vinegar. They enter in holes in top of jar. Then, they either drown in vinegar or fly around aimlessly until they can't no more.

The holes are just big enough to get through, but they cannot fly back out.

In theory it works well.

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My own sink at home in the bathroom decided to afford a fly trap.

So. Since I was too lazy to poke holes in a fruit jar lid, and I just happened to have a funnel that neatly fit the hat and jar ring quite nicely, I made my own trap.

Put a little dish soup, three drops and some rice wine vinegar in the bottom. About a 1/2 inch worth. Maybe a quarter cup at that.

Well. They are just nosy enough to check it out.

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Comments

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on October 03, 2021:

It was at my mother in law's house. She uses them. (Plural) Thank you for your comment, Peggy Woods.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 03, 2021:

Have you had much luck with this homemade fly trap, or are you still testing it?

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on October 03, 2021:

Thank you, Liz Westwood, for your comment. May you find the rest of my articles equally as useful. (Smile)

Liz Westwood from UK on October 03, 2021:

This is a useful and well-illustrated article.

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