I have tested different types of fruit fly traps over the past few summers, and this is the winner!
Get a glass. I like to use a goblet so these little pesky guys can die in style. Ha!
Add some red wine vinegar. Make sure you swirl it or touch it with your finger to break the skin that can form on the surface.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Pokes holes with a dinner fork. Go slowly and gently. If the holes are too big, the fruit flies can climb right out again. Also, a dinner fork tends to have longer and more slender tines than a dessert fork. Go with the dinner fork if possible.
Wait. This little guy was on the plastic and inside the glass less than five minutes after I assembled it.
I had a fruit fly block party in about 10-15 minutes! I can't wait for tomorrow - hopefully none left!!
Leave it out overnight. Make sure all flies are dead then remove plastic and discard. Pour liquid down sink.
Repeat if needed.
Just a note: I have also tested with white wine vinegar and apple cider vinegar. The red wine vinegar seemed to attract the most fruit flies.
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