Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap HOW-TO

3 Minutes
Easy

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 get rid of fruit flies with a trap made 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.

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

Place a sweet fluid in the bottom of the bottle like apple cider vinegar, the last few drops of wine, etc.

Make a funnel out of full sheet of paper.

Place the funnel in the bottle and trim off just above top of bottle lip.

Jeremy Dixon
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  • Darlene Darlene on Oct 06, 2019

    How to keep bugs out of my hummingbird feeder?

  • Penny Penny on Feb 25, 2020

    Do you put the apple cider into the bottle before or after the rolled up paper?

  • Lucy Lucy on May 17, 2020

    Does this work for outdoor flies?

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  • Mary Hay Mary Hay on Aug 13, 2020

    Great idea. I bet this works with many different types of flies. I think they gravitate to any liquid with sweet or pungent smell. We'll see!

  • Mary Hay Mary Hay on Aug 13, 2020

    When I try to go to your blog a web solutions company pops up.


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