Homemade fruit fly trap

Alright, this may be one of the funniest thing you have seen, but you know what?! It works.

This past weekend, we had a ripe pineapple lying around that attracted a party of fruit flies. It was totally disgusting and my husband was determined to exterminate these little guys. So he went online to google up some natural solutions to kill fruit flies. Below is the “recipe”:

1 tbspvinegar
2 tbsp hot water
1 tbsp soap detergent
1 small piece of paper
1 small empty jar


  1. Place all liquids into the empty jar, create a little triangular funnel with the piece of paper, cut a small hole at the bottom of the funnel.
  2. Place the little funnel inside the top of the jar and tape the sides of the funnel onto the jar opening to secure the trap.
Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

By the time he showed me his concoction, there were already a few fruit flies taking a vinegar bath! (Please see my comment regarding this post!)

Fruit Fly Trap Funnel

Notice a fruit fly in the bottom right hand corner waiting to go in for his vinegar bath!