Make yourself a homemade indoor fly trap

How to make a house fly trap

Flies are some of the insects that invade our house from different places. Let us learn how to make a homemade indoor fly trap. This will ensure that these disease carrying insects do not make us sick and also not embarrass us when our guests are around.

This is a very common homemade device.

The first step is to find and empty soda plastic bottle. Wash it thoroughly and clear all the contents that are inside the bottle. We don’t want to have any distractions when we are trapping the flies. If you don’t have a soda bottle then any plastic bottle with the shape of a soda one will do.

Next is to cut it at the neck with a pair of scissors or sharp knife. This is also called the shoulder of the bottle. Do not throw away the part you have just cut as we will use it later.

The third step is to find to find something to attract it. This can either be bait or you can heat sugar to get the syrup or you can even use honey. Something sweet they are attracted to.

Put this carefully at the bottom of the cut bottle.

The last step is now to place the cut out piece and invert it at the top then seal with masking tape. Place it in such a way that it will serve as a trap. The flies should be able to come in but will find it very difficult to move out. See the illustration above.

Now when they land in the bottle and lick the honey or sugar syrup, they will find it difficult to trace their way out and this is how they will be trapped. Have this placed at a location where the flies frequent very much so that the chances of trapping them are high. That is how you can make yourself a homemade indoor fly trap.

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