How to Make an Easy Homemade House Fly Trap

Ever try to get that fly tape off your hands? Yuck! Try this trap wherever there are house flies.

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Gather Supplies.

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Cut the top part of Container of Choice. Need to cut in a place that has flared out.

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See the flare? It's slim then comes out? Cutting here creates a shelf for top to sit on.

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Take off lid and discard.

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Take equal amounts of sugar...I've got 1/4 cup here.

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Add equal amount of vinegar..again I've added 1/4 cup.

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The mix will be separated.

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So we gotta Stir, Stir, Stir till mixed well.

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Add mix to Container.

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See this mix is only a small amount.

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Take the top part and place in Container upside down.

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See?

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Tape the top edge to ensure stability.

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All taped!

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Now, add water if needed.

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See the level? This gives the fly room to get in but decreases the chance of being able to fly back out.

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Don't forget to label so family knows what it is!

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Oh YES! I forgot! Add drop of Food Coloring. Flies hate clear water.

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Just swirl around till mixed. Just place where you see house flies. For gnats or fruit flies, check out my guide on a trap for them!

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Flies live to eat sugar or protein particles. Clean up surrounding environment first. Flies will not be attracted to your trap if there are other things to eat. Enjoy!

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