The Fruit Fly Infestation of 2010 has struck the Ozark House with a mighty force.
Perhaps it is because of our abundance of fruit and vegetables congregating on our counter tops, or maybe it is because of the sweet aroma of freshly baked bread. No one really knows what has caused this plethora of these tiny, pesky insects, but one thing is for sure, the discovery of a killing machine that has proven to work wonders. For those of you out there who share a similar problem of fruit flies taking over your kitchen, you may find this supreme fruit fly catcher to be helpful. Shout out to Kate for discovering this awesome idea! Our house would have been eaten alive if it were not for her incredible discovery.
You will need: jar, one piece of paper, tape, and apple cider vinegar.
Pour apple cider vinegar in the bottom of the jar just enough to cover the bottom of the jar. Take the piece of paper and roll it into a funnel shape and place the narrow side down into
the jar about 2 inches from the bottom and then tape the paper to the mouth of the jar.
Simply watch as the fruit flies enter the trap through the wider end of the funnel. They cannot get out once they have gotten into the jar. Muahahahaha!
After you have accumulated several fruit flies, place the jar into the freezer for an hour or two, or until they are all dead.
We also have found that putting pieces of fruit or whatever we see them flying around in the bottom of the jar as well because it helps to attract them.
Also, the plastic wrap around the jar is not necessary, but when Kate was making this fly trap, the funnel was not as wide as the mouth of the jar so she put the plastic around it to make sure that no flies would get out.
Hope you have as much success as we have!