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.

Gather Supplies.

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

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.

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.

Take off lid and discard.

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

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.

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

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The mix will be separated.

The mix will be separated.

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

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

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Add mix to Container.

Add mix to Container.

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See this mix is only a small amount.

See this mix is only a small amount.

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Take the top part and place in Container upside down.

Take the top part and place in Container upside down.

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See?

See?

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Tape the top edge to ensure stability.

Tape the top edge to ensure stability.

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All taped!

All taped!

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Now, add water if needed.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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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