Fruit Fly Trap

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with all the melon and tomato fruits coming in the house to be cut up or processed sometimes we can't help but bring in a few of these flies along with them.

i know they like apple cider vinegar, but to make it work as an effective trap i put in a few drops of liquid soap and then some extra melon juice and a small piece of melon.

the first version i made last night was just a small plastic 2oz cup with the lid propped off to the side a bit so they could get in. plain apple cider vinegar and a few drops of soap. had caught two of the fruit flies by morning. today i added the drops of melon juice and bit of melon and caught the rest that have been buzzing around this morning/afternoon.

now i'm joking with Mom about pickled fruit flies. poor buggers...
 
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