buy: Fruit Fly Traps

by kacia on 27 Aug ’14 · 1 comment

Yup, buy.  

I’m shocked I don’t have a recipe for fruit fly traps that I have found to truly work — I even posted an SOS to my facebook page begging for ideas a few months back!  Andy just shakes his head as I crazily swat a dishrag around the kitchen trying to kill those little pests. 

They. Drive. Me. Mad.

Why are they so hard to get!?

Seriously.  This year they have been so awful for us, and I wash every piece fruit that comes into our home.

Still? Fruit flies. 

I’ve tried it all:

… apple cider vinegar in a small glass.

… red wine in a small glass.

… apple cider vinegar with a drop of dish soap.

… apple cider vinegar with a drop of maple syrup.

… apple cider vinegar in a glass with saran wrap on top with a few small holes.

… a piece of banana in a glass with saran wrap on top with a few small holes. 

… a jar with apple cider vinegar and a paper funnel at the top. 

… a jar with a ripe banana slice at the bottom of a jar with a paper funnel at the top. 


At one point? I had 3 different “types” of traps being tested on my counter, and I still had fruit flies flying around.

So I decided to move away from making these concoctions myself to seeing what was available for purchase.  Enter, Aunt Fannie’s Fly Punch.

While it’s not perfect, it’s definitely done a better job at luring those little pests and trapping them there than my homemade traps.  


What do you think?  Do you have a different fruit fly trap for me to try?  I’ve decided fruit flies are getting smarter, so we might need to get fancy with these traps, people!

Okay. That’s my random Wednesday fruit fly PSA for you all!



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Kimberley August 27, 2014 at 4:26 pm

We went through a time where we had about a million fruit flies around every. stinking. day. And, of course it was when my mom was living with us and we had hospice nurses in and out all the time. It was so embarrassing! I ended up keeping my vacuum in the kitchen and sucked them up with the hand tool every chance I got. Then I made sure to empty the canister and take the garbage out of the house every night. It took several days, but it we finally got rid of them. Also, whenever I brought home fruit at during that time, I stored it in individual ziplocks, just until we got rid of those pests! That way, I could see if there were flies already snacking on a piece of fruit. So gross and fast little demons.


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