Soda Bottle Fly Traps

Ok, so I had a FLY problem! I got on the computer and looked up how to make a homemade fly trap. I ended up finding a lot of homemade fly traps. I used all the ones I saw with no success so I figured I would try and come up with something. Within seconds, my fly problem was no longer!


I used a pop bottle and cut the top off 4 or 5 inches from the lid. Then I took sugar, honey, vinegar, watermelon juice, and jelly. I mixed the sugar, vinegar, watermelon and cooked it in the microwave for 2 minutes to melt it together. I used about a half of a cup of sugar, 2 tsp. of vinegar and 5 tsp. of watermelon juice, and also 4 tsp. of jelly. I took the jelly and the honey and a spoon and put the honey and jelly all over the top half of soda bottle (the top piece you cut off) then put the water mixture in bottom half of soda bottle (the bottom of the piece you cut in half). Take the top half and turn it upside down and put it into the bottom half of the bottle. Make sure water is not touching the bottle so there's enough space between the water and top piece, so flies will be able to get stuck and die. Now take the tape and tape around the top edge of the bottle so the flies wont get out.

Eventually the flies will drown and they are not smart enough to figure their way out. If they do, they will be back, Also the vinegar keeps the other insects that like sweets away so you end up killing insects you don't want to.

I hope this will help everyone who needs help with those annoying flies.


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July 4, 20130 found this helpful

Sounds brilliant. What about the lid to the soda bottle. Did you leave that on and cut a hole in it for the flies to get in, or did you just leave that off?

I have done the same thing you did, and just like you, the homemade fly traps have not been working. Can't wait to try this out.

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