4 Ingredient Homemade Fly Trap

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Got a fly problem but don’t want to use toxic chemicals to solve it? Well here’s a very effective fly trap that you can make at home with just four ingredients! This has got to be one of the most ingenious homemade fly traps we’ve ever seen, and it’s so easy to make. We’ll even bet you already have the materials lying around your house, including an empty plastic bottle.

How do you get started? Well, take that plastic bottle and, first of all, make sure it’s a nice big one – big enough to catch a whole bunch of flies. Now you’re going to repurpose that puppy! What? You are going to recycle it into something useful rather than something that’s just lying around collecting dust.

Take a knife or a sharp pair of scissors, and, very carefully, cut the top off of the plastic bottle. Try to cut straight, but if you can’t no worries – the flies aren’t going to grade you on your cutting abilities and neither are we. Now that the top’s been cut off, it kind of looks like a funnel doesn’t it? That is, if you turn it upside down! Take the top of the bottle, turn it upside down and place it inside the base of the bottle. See how it works? You’re gonna put bait in the base with a few other key ingredients including water, and the flies are gonna fly in through the top! But once they’re in there and have feasted on the bait, they won’t be able to find their way out – at least, that’s the theory anyway. And according to our own experiments, it works pretty flippin’ good!

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