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Get Rid Of Those Pesky Fruit Flies

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit Flies like bananas. Heh heh.

Apartment Therapy's sister site Re-Nest has a VERY wily way to get rid of the pesky fruit flies that are frankly plaguing my very existence this year.

You'll need a

  • A glass (I'm actually using an old pasta sauce jar)
  • A piece of paper.
  • Some slightly icky fruit or some apple juice to lure the unsuspecting little rotters

created on: 09/11/08

The picture is fairly self explanatory, you just roll the paper up, tape it and jam it up in top there. (I've taped mine down too).

The folks at re-nest have also provided a frankly hi-larious pdf tombstone template.

But actually I reckon if you used fruit enough you could probably make the trap non-fatal. I was once in a Buddhist temple in japan, it was late September and the mosquitoes were enough to incite craziness. The monks told us NOT to swat them, we could shoo them if we must, but it would be better to let them have a meal then go on their way. I am not a very good Buddhist.

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