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Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap HOW-TO

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You may have seen the fruit fly trap where you cut a 2 liter soda bottle in half and then invert it on itself. Functional, cheap, but not necessarily an attractive decoration. Here is how to make a trap out of an empty wine bottle.

1. Place a sweet fluid in the bottom of the bottle like apple cider vinegar, the last few drops of wine, etc.
2. Make a funnel out of full sheet of paper.
3. Place the funnel in the bottle and trim off just above top of bottle lip.
4.Gently press down on the funnel until it is flush with to lip of the bottle and make sure that there are no gaps between the funnel and the bottle.

TIP: Rinse it out and make a new funnel periodically.

Not a fan of using empty alcoholic beverages as decorations or seeing the fruit flies crawl around? Spray paint the wine bottle first.
Time: 3 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • wine bottle fruit fly trap, crafts, go green, pest control, The finished Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap You can just see the fruit flies already in there after just a couple minutes of use
The finished Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap. You can just see the fruit flies already in there after just a couple minutes of use
  • wine bottle fruit fly trap, crafts, go green, pest control, Place a sweet fluid in the bottom of the bottle like apple cider vinegar the last few drops of wine etc
The finished Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap. You can just see the fruit flies already in there after just a couple minutes of use
  • wine bottle fruit fly trap, crafts, go green, pest control, Make a funnel out of full sheet of paper
Place a sweet fluid in the bottom of the bottle like apple cider vinegar, the last few drops of wine, etc.
  • wine bottle fruit fly trap, crafts, go green, pest control, Place the funnel in the bottle and trim off just above top of bottle lip
Make a funnel out of full sheet of paper.
  • wine bottle fruit fly trap, crafts, go green, pest control, Gently press down on the funnel until it is flush with to lip of the bottle and make sure that there are no gaps between the funnel and the bottle
Place the funnel in the bottle and trim off just above top of bottle lip.

To see more: http://www.simplydixon.com/2013/06/19/wine-bottle-fruit-fly-trap/

  • Nancy
    Nancy Prosser, WA

    They can't get out with the funnel in the way. They aren't smart enough to find the opening in the end of it.

  • Mary
    Mary Chula Vista, CA

    Great idea/ I have fruit flies in my kitchen where I put the fruit to ripen..Thanks Mary Idyllwild ,CA & Chula Vista,CA

  • Robby Paulsen
    Robby Paulsen Sycamore, IL

    I bought a clear plastic drink glass with a lid and straw at the dollar store and use it as my fruit fly trap. I put about 1/2 inch (more or less) of apple cider vinegar in it, remove the straw from the lid, put the lid on, and set it near where

    • Bonnie
      Bonnie Lebanon, MO

      I was just looking at those drink cups yesterday but decided I didn't need one....now I have a reason!! Ha. Thanks!

  • Corisa L Ford

    If you don't care what it looks like as long as it does the job leave the funnel in the bottle then you don't have to do the paper

  • Annetteyates54

    I would be worried about the bees getting killed!

    • Eliza Spear

      Bees don't generally become attracted to apple cider vinegar...fruit flies on the other hand seem to love it.

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