How to Make a Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

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Natural Fruit Fly Trap 


Natural fruit fly trap

I really hate those little fruit fly boogers! I’m sure that I’m not alone.

My ten-year-old son Zion had heard of an idea for a natural fruit fly trap that he just had to try. I’m so thankful that he did because it worked!

This is all that he needed to get started:

fruit fly trap


  • A piece of paper
  • Scotch Tape
  • Mason Jar
  • A small piece of fruit


How to Make a Homemade Fruit Fly Trap



He placed the fruit at the bottom of the jar.


Then added a paper funnel.



Next, he added tape around the rim of the jar to secure the funnel and prevent any fruit fly escapes! 


 All done!

Now it’s time for the big question: Does it work?




This chubby little finger is pointing out the fruit flies that got in but couldn’t get back out! This natural fruit fly trap is a success. I placed it on the counter, and it collects fruit flies naturally.

What natural bug deterrents to you use in your home?  I’d love to try some more. We live rurally, so we know bugs. 🙂

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