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Homemade Fly Traps

We all love summer but as the weather gets warmer the flies get worse and worse. We have a bush out front of our house that I swear just attracts every fly in town! I wanted to get rid of them but I didn't want to kill all the wonderful butterflies it also attracts. So I went about finding a new way to kill them all. I had some empty Tazo tea bottles I simply poked a pen sized whole in the top, added 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of syrup.Now I do find that these work better if you place them in the sun :O) If you want to use a bigger container simply multiply the ingredients. Make sure your hole is only about the size of a pen cap! Then they can't seem to get back out.lol
See the buggy bodies.lol

Just a small hole.

Comments

Mama to 5 said…
wow - what a great post! I am going to pin it! Thanks for sharing!
Does it really work???? We need something in this heat wave....thanks for sharing!
Unknown said…
This is AWESOME. I have needed something like this.
Great tip, I love this idea
Mellissa said…
It does work :O) I need about 100 more though I feel geeze they are bad :O(
hippie_mom said…
Thanks for the natural way to eliminate pests!
Romina said…
I will definitely try this. We get lots of fruit flies during the summer for some reason.
TheAtticGirl said…
What a great idea! I hate flies.
LOVE MELISSA:) said…
What a great idea! Thank you so much! I hate flies with a vengeance!
Danielle S said…
I am definitely going to do this today. I am so tired of the flies around my back door. They just hover there as if they know that's the way in.
Danielle @ Royalegacy
Erika said…
I'm going to try this - thanks! I hate flies buzzing around my house. The kids often leave the kitchen door open & they love to buzz right in. So annoying!
Christy Maurer said…
Great idea! Gonna have to try this, thanks :)

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