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DIY FLY TRAP SUCCESS

Finally a successful fly trap recipe

· Pest Control

I don't know about you, but flies have been terrible this year in Georgia. I blame it on the warm weather we had last Winter. My children and I have been running in and out of the house the past few months which has caused a lot of flies in our house. And I can't even discuss my chicken coop, y'all. It's been horrible in the chicken run. Any feed I put down gets swarmed by flies.

So I checked out Home Depot, Lowe's, and Walmart for fly traps and they are sold out! I couldn't believe it. Clearly we all are having trouble this year. My next step was to look up some homemade trap options. Why not use what you got, right?

I tested out several traps in my backyard. We had some heavy afternoon storms so many were filled with water and ruined. I found a spot under a tree close to my compost pile for this one and it worked well. I also tested out two different types of traps - stinky and sweet. Stinky traps had a piece of chicken or shrimp stuck down in them to attract flies. Sweet had watermelon chunks in it along with honey. Both traps had a little coke. In my research I saw many people using dark tape or dark liquid like coke to attract them. I actually believe this is necessary. I tried it with Sprite and the trap didn't work.

This trap worked the best as you can see.

Instructions:

Cut the top of the bottle off.

Take the cap off.

Invert it inside the bottle gently.

That's it!

I did not use tape of hang it up or anything and this worked just fine.

Recipe:

1 - Coke 2 Liter bottle (any bottle will do really)

2-3 watermelon chunks (super juicy is better)

1/4 cup or so of Coke

Drizzle of honey

Have you had a fly problem this year?

Do you have a good trap story? I'd love to hear it!

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