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Fruit Fly/Gnat Trap Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Heather Gorringe
Added: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3-4 T apple cider vinegar
1-2 drops liquid dish soap
1 piece of white paper

Directions:
Directions:
Pour apple cider vinegar and drop of dish soap into a glass jar. I use a 1 quart Mason jar.
With the paper, make a cone with a 3/4-1" hole in the bottom. Use a piece of tape to keep the paper in the cone shape.
Place the paper cone into the jar so that the narrow end is near the cider and soap mixture and the wide end is above the jar opening. The cone should just rest in the mouth of the jar WITHOUT touching the mixture.
Every day or two, switch out the vinegar.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This works so well! I always have swarms of fruit flies around my bananas in the summer and they drive me crazy. Have you ever tried to swat a fruit fly? Ya, good luck with that. I tried this recipe and was amazed at how well it worked. Not only that, it was fascinating! We all just watched as the tiny buggers were drawn into the jar, couldn't get out and drown in the deadly concoction. I also love that this trap is cheap and has no harsh chemicals.

 

 

 

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