Use Red Wine To Attract Fruit Flies

I tried the fruit in a pretty vase and the red-wine vinegar traps that you so graciously shared. Thank you. Although they attracted a few, the hands-down winner was using actual red wine.


I used a small container (dipping-sauce bowl, or espresso cup), and poured in some wine (enough that they can drown). I then put the plastic wrap over the top, poked a few holes, and put it where they were flying about. By the next morning, there were a good 30+ in these containers (whereas the fruit and red wine vinegar traps had 5 or so).

It took a good three days of new traps, but over 95% were gone.

Thanks for the tips. Hope this feedback is helpful.

By Oscar Myer from Canada

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August 9, 20140 found this helpful

I'm glad it worked for you! All I got was drunken fruit flies! LOL

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