Thursday, August 13, 2009

Homemade Fruit Fly traps

The season is here, just as those tomatoes start ripening in the garden and are brought into the house, those fruit flies find their way in. Unless the late blight has it's way with my tomatoes this year, I have a lot more tomatoes on their way inside. So last night, SP made our first fruit fly trap of the season. Here's how you do it.

1 liter plastic bottle
red wine or juice

  1. Cut the top of the bottle off (from the point it starts to taper)
  2. Place top down inside the bottom and tape cut edges together.
  3. Pour a small amount of wine in the bottom.
  4. Set out next to bowl of fruit or tomatoes.
  5. Periodically, place a hand or a piece of paper over the top and tap the bottle ensuring that the flies go downwards to their inevitable deaths.

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