If you don't feel like spending your endless Summer chasing flies around with a swatter, a fly trap may be more like it. I recently came across a DIY for making an organic fly trap, and since this season goes hand-in-hand with the little pests, I decided to summarize it for you. You should have most, if not all, of the supplies already in your home.
- A two-liter soda bottle (used)
- Sharp knife
- A wire hanger
- Match, lighter, or stove gas flame
- Electric tape
- Bait (like a small piece of meat or dog poo mixed with water!)
- Remove the bottle cap.
- Cut through the bottle a third of the way down.
- Place the bait in the base of the bottle (the bottom two-thirds).
- Invert the top third of the bottle, and slide it into the base.
- Tape the two pieces of the bottle together.
- Bend some wire into a U shape (for hanging), with ends angled inwards.
- Heat up the ends of the wire, and bore two holes into either side of the bottle by pressing with the hot wire.
- Make sure the wire is securely hooked into the bottle.
- Now, hang your fly trap and relish in fly-less, chemical-free bliss!