How to How To: Build a Fruit Fly Trap

Fruit flies can damage many different fruits. This guide is a simple method to help reduce the male population of fruit flies in your area and should be used in combination with field sanitation.

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How to How To: Build a Fruit Fly Trap
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Supplies

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Using knife cut top off bottle. Do not discard.

Using knife cut top off bottle. Do not discard.

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Using knife or drill make a 1/8 inch hole at the bottom of the bottle.

Using knife or drill make a 1/8 inch hole at the bottom of the bottle.

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Cut a 18-24 inch length of the wire.

Cut a 18-24 inch length of the wire.

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At one end of the wire make a J hook.

At one end of the wire make a J hook.

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Above the J hook make a loop.

Above the J hook make a loop.

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Insert the straight end of the wire through the cut end of the bottle and out the hole made at the bottom.

Insert the straight end of the wire through the cut end of the bottle and out the hole made at the bottom.

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Using gloves attach the methyl eugenol bait to the J hook.

Using gloves attach the methyl eugenol bait to the J hook.

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Attached bait.

Attached bait.

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Invert the top of bottle cut in step 2 and place it in the upside down bottle. Tape or staples can be used to secure the two pieces of the bottle. Using the wire suspend the trap near field.

Invert the top of bottle cut in step 2 and place it in the upside down bottle. Tape or staples can be used to secure the two pieces of the bottle. Using the wire suspend the trap near field.

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