How to Make a Homemade Fruit Fly or Gnat Trap

It never fails when we bring things in from the garden, these flying pests appear. Here's my cheapest, most effective way to get rid of them.

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How to Make a Homemade Fruit Fly or Gnat Trap
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Gather the supplies: Empty Spaghetti Sauce Jar, (Or any other discardable container on hand), Produce, Balsamic Vinegar, (Any Vinegar will work), Plastic Wrap, Rubber Band, and Toothpick.

Gather the supplies: Empty Spaghetti Sauce Jar, (Or any other discardable container on hand), Produce, Balsamic Vinegar, (Any Vinegar will work), Plastic Wrap, Rubber Band, and Toothpick.

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Cut up Produce, place in Jar.  If the Produce is already starting to decompose, even better.  Use the produce that has attracted the gnats/fruit flies.

Cut up Produce, place in Jar. If the Produce is already starting to decompose, even better. Use the produce that has attracted the gnats/fruit flies.

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Add Balsamic Vinegar. The Gnats/Fruit Flies are attracted to the vinegar and get stuck in it.

Add Balsamic Vinegar. The Gnats/Fruit Flies are attracted to the vinegar and get stuck in it.

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Only need enough vinegar to cover the bottom.

Only need enough vinegar to cover the bottom.

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Cover top with Plastic Wrap and secure with Rubber Band.

Cover top with Plastic Wrap and secure with Rubber Band.

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Poke small holes in Plastic Wrap with Toothpick for Gnats/Fruit Flies to enter.

Poke small holes in Plastic Wrap with Toothpick for Gnats/Fruit Flies to enter.

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Label clearly.  Place in area Gnats/Fruit Flies were seen. Leave till no longer see the pests flying around. Toss your trap in trash.

Label clearly. Place in area Gnats/Fruit Flies were seen. Leave till no longer see the pests flying around. Toss your trap in trash.

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