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shoo fly!!

If you guys are plagued with fruit flies like we are, here is a simple and effective way to trap those pesky insects once and for all!

Here’s what you will need:

Fruit Fly Trap:
1 quart jar
1 piece of paper, rolled up into a funnel
apple cider vinegar
small slice of banana

Fill a quart jar with a 1/2 inch of apple cider vinegar and a small piece of banana. Roll up your paper into a funnel shape (larger at the top) and tape it in place. Place the funnel into your jar and make sure all the edges are secured shut with tape. Place the jar where the fruit flies are flying around and let it go to work. The fruit flies will smell the fruit and climb inside, but for some odd reason they don’t fly back up the funnel to get out. (Eden says this is because they are not as smart as people. Not sure the last time I saw a person climb out of a Mason jar, but the fruit flies don’t either, sooo..). Make sure the tip of your cone doesn’t get wet, otherwise it does not seem to work as well.

Easy, chemical free, effective way to get fruit flies, and great little science project for the kiddos!

(Special thanks to for the fruit fly trap “recipe”!)

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