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Making a Fruit Fly "Trap"

Getting rid of fruit flies. First get a plastic grocery bag. Put the rotting fruit in the bottom of the bag. Set it on the counter fully open at the top with the sides pulled up. This is so the flies will go down to the bottom of the bag.

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Wait about 15 minutes or so and then quickly shut the bag trapping the flies inside. Take the bag outside and let them loose. I had to do this three times as they are fast little buggers.

By elizabethgb7 from Bremerton, WA

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October 27, 20090 found this helpful

Let them loose? Girl after my own heart. Everything has a right to live. Marg from England

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December 20, 20090 found this helpful

I'm not so sentimental so I float the "heel" of an orange or lemon in a small wide-mouthed jar in water with a drop of dish detergent. I push the heel into the water to cover although it will rise to the surface. The flies go after the fruit and drown. There is no surface tension on the water because of the detergent. This came about the result of my experimenting with many methods that ultimately didn't work very well.

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