I’ve seen all sorts of contraptions with paper cones and tape, but sometimes simple is just as effective. When the fruit flies are swarming, this is all you need to drown them to their demise.
Apple Cider Vinegar + Dish Soap = Frugal Fruit Fly Trap
Fruit Fly Trap
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dish soap
Mix in a shallow dish, glass, or cup and set out near the offending fruit flies.
There you have it. Just pour some vinegar and squirt some soap. Instant deadly attraction! (I even caught a big fly in my most recent batch!) Leave your mixture out for several hours or overnight to entice the pesky flies. In the meantime, get rid of their fruity temptation.
This post was originally published on September 4, 2008.