The summer will not be long in coming. Everything is blooming and it smells so nice in gardens and parks. But even on the balcony or the terrace, the nature awakened to new life can be felt with all your senses. Well, so that not everything is too much good, some try to annoy us a bit – the insects. Although many of them are as beautiful and useful as the butterflies and the bees, others are not so much loved and desired. Above all the flies. These are not only unsympathetic and annoying, but above all for our health quite questionable, because some types of flies can transmit diseases. fruit flies , also called fruit flies or fruit flies, are excluded because they can not really harm us. Nevertheless, these mini-flies are not welcome and we would like to get rid of them, especially at home.
We tell you today why you can easily and quickly make a fruit fly trap yourself.
Make fruit fly trap yourself and get rid of the annoying troublemakers
1st variant: make the fruit fly trap yourself
Fruit flies have an extremely sensitive sense of smell. They are therefore attracted from afar by the smell of rotting fruit. Also, liquids that are produced by fermentation processes, such as wine and vinegar, attract the mini-flies. That’s why vinegar is also one of the ingredients of a DIY fruit fly trap.
This first variant is a truly”deadly”trap, as it will actually kill the flies. In fact:
- 50 ml of vinegar
- 50 ml of fruit juice
- Shot of water
- a few drops of dish soap
- a bowl or a glass
Make a”deadly”fruit fly trap yourself
First, think about where exactly you put the homemade fruit fly trap. It is best to choose a location near the fruit bowl or trash can. Then mix all the ingredients together and pour the mixture into the bowl. The added rinsing agent destroys the so-called surface tension of the water and when the flies land on it, they immediately drown.
Nothing for extreme pacifists!
Simple home remedies, great effect!
For those of you who do not want to destroy the fruit flies, but just want to catch them, our second variant for fruit fly trap is ideal.
2nd variant: making the fruit fly trap yourself
This DIY Fruit Fly Trap is as easy and quick to make as the first one. As a bait you can also use vinegar, a few grapes or a sliced orange for example.
- 2-3 tablespoons vinegar
- 50 g of fruit juice
- a few grapes or an orange half
- a bowl (mason jar)
- a sheet of paper or cling film
- knitting needle
The windowsill in the kitchen is a good place for your fruit fly trap
And this is how it’s done:
Put the bait, in this case all the ingredients, in the container. Grapes should be cut open so the fruit flies can smell them faster. Then place the cling film and stick the ends to the container as tight as you can. Then use the knitting needle to pierce a few small holes in the foil. Later, the small flies will creep in and can not go out by themselves. The accumulated fruit flies can then be carefully disposed of from the house and released.
Make a harmless DIY fruit fly trap yourself
Empty plastic bottles are also perfect for such kind of fly traps
Do not attract fruit flies!
What measures help to prevent the little flies from getting into the house, or getting them penetrated? Luckily, there are already some. Here is a list of the most important ones:
- attach tight mesh screens to windows and doors
- Never leave food left uncovered
- Always dispose of rotting fruit in good time
- consume fresh fruits and vegetables as soon as possible
- store fresh fruits and vegetables in the fridge in the summer
- It is best to rinse off picked or bought fruits with lukewarm water and dry them
These measures not only prevent the ingress of fruit flies into your home, but also noticeably reduce the chance of developing existing fly larvae or eggs laid on the fruit peels. An explosive fruit fly plague is prevented and you have your peace even in summer.
Fruit flies love rotting fruits!
These are not only delicious food, but also the perfect sewing floor for egg donation
That is why fly eggs often come in unnoticed with the fruit in our own four walls
- Plant lovers can get a few carnivorous plants, such as sundew and butterwort.
- Empty wine, juice or vinegar bottles must not be left open, it is best to immediately rinse or dispose of them.
- Especially in the summer, never leave the trash can standing too long.
So, the choice is up to you: Do not let in fruit flies, kill them or simply capture and dispose of them peacefully. Take a look at how you can make a fruit fly trap yourself and try it out!
Have fun on the fly-hunt and a good luck wishes you the Freshideen-Redaktion!
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And the flies love not only meat, but also fruit
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