Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I found this recipe for catching fruit flies in our local paper last year at the end of the season. . I remembered having it when the fruit flies hatched this year..And It Works!!


  1. Use a small bowl.Mix slightly,No suds.
  2. I have a bowl in the kitchen and one in the basement. I change the vinegar solution every few days.
  3. The apple cider vinegar is the attractor the dish soap heavys down the wings and they drown.You will be amazed how well this works -- .
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I brought in some fruit flies with some canning tomatoes. This took care of them in pretty short order. I would strongly recommend this mixture.

SoDakCook September 06, 2009

WOW, Worked right away! Thank you!!

eeowyn October 06, 2008

Wow. I put this out about a half hour ago and there is already lots of fruit flies trapped. This is so easy and effective. Thanks for the easy solution.

Cilantro in Canada July 02, 2008