A fruit fly vinegar trap

how to make a fruit fly vinegar trap

They say flies can process a vast amount of information about motion and movement in their environment in real time – a complexity that beats even the computer. So, metaphorically a fly can accomplish greater movement in life than we human beings because they can go so fast. Their puny little brains process information in fractions of a second, predict the impending threat and map out a good escape plan. That’s why those pesky little things are so hard to swat! So, here’s a lesson – if you want to get rid of fruit flies, try this vinegar trap. It may not eradicate every single fruit fly you currently have and certainly not instantly, but if you leave it overnight you’ll see some great results. The other option is get rid of the rotten fruit in your kitchen!


2 tablespoons Balsamic or cider vinegar
5-10 drops Washing up liquid
Cling film
A glass jar
Cocktail stick



1. Make up 1 inch of vinegar with 1 teaspoon of washing up liquid in the glass jar.

2. Wrap cling film tightly round jar opening.

3. Pierce cling film with a sharp cocktail stick.

4. Place jar where the fly infestation is.

5. Watch the result!


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