Fruit Fly Trap

Recipe by Mommy of Five
READY IN: 2mins
YIELD: 1 Trap




  • Boil water in the microwave and add sugar. Stir until dissolved. Add vinegar and dishwashing liquid. Stir gently.
  • Whenever we bring home fruit or fresh produce, I make a trap and place it right next to it.
  • As they start to evaporate, I add a bit of water and a drop of dishwashing liquid to each trap once a week or so. I replace each trap every two weeks with a fresh one during peak fruit season.
  • FYI:
  • I have found placing this solution in a see through bright colored bowl (such as the disposable children's travel bowls) works best. I also place it on a small plate to catch any spills, as this gets sticky. Fruit flies are also attracted to light -- so placing in your window sill is a good choice. In addition to the obvious fruit they are also attracted to trash, dirty dishes, and diapers.