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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

easy free trap

ive seen the mosquito soda bottle traps on facebook
several times lately
guess its mosquito time

as i looked at the trap with all those mosquitoes i thought
i bet that would work for flies

in the summer as it gets hotter we start having a problem with
flies that become a nuisance when we try to sit outside on
our decks

ive seen those bags of water thats hung out at restaurants that
they claim work real good

im not convinced
by doing this homemade fly catcher at least you can see the results of
your efforts

first take a soda bottle

cut it off just as it flares out to the lower part of the bottle

turn the top upside down and insert into the bottom

using tape of course i would use duct tape but you can use
electric tape as in the picture

mix up a sugar solution and pour it into the bottle
or drop in a piece of fruit or meat
think the sugar water may be less smelly
and more visually appealing

then set it outside and wait for the flies to come flying into
the bottle and not figure out how to get out

you can empty it out and reuse it or just make another one

now ill have to go buy a bottle of soda so i can make me
one of these

its a green fly catcher using a recycled plastic bottle
when you are finished with it you can rinse it out and
send it on to the recycle center

images from www.wikihow.com

the organicgreen doctor


  1. TOGD, hmmm, can you compost flies?

  2. yes in our case our chickens eat the flies and if any fly larvae develop they dont last long