Tips for Pesky Fruit Flies


Fruit Fly Jar



One thing we always seem to have laying around is a piece of fruit. We buy tons of fruit as quick snacks for the kids and with them comes the dreaded fruit flies. Along side our fruity kids we have a fruity parrot, ‘Kitty’ (he meows) who is a nectar eater and breeds fruit flies in his cage for a living. So as the swarms get thicker, out comes the home remedies for dealing with them!

All you need is:
-Plastic Baggie
– small piece of fruit
– Apple cider vinegar
– Rubber band or string

Put the small piece of preferably ripe fruit inside the jar with tbsp of Apple cider vinegar.
Invert a corner of the plastic baggie and poke a smallish hole through the middle. Fit that tightly over the jar with the inside out cone centralized in the middle but not touching the bottom and put the rubber band around the outside edge.
If you have a round ring for canning you can put this on too. The flies will crawl in but they can’t figure out how to get out!