How To: Make the Ultimate, Reusable Fruit Fly Trap

by Chris Gardner
DIY Fruit Fly Trap
Learn how to get rid of fruit flies for good.

Ah ... summertime. The pinnacle of the produce season means amazing things for your palate: sun-ripened fruit, homegrown vegetables, and fresh herbs for days.

Unfortunately, ripe produce also invites other guests to the flavor party: fruit flies. These little monsters (drosophilidae), with their big red eyes and kneejerk-wave inspiring flight patterns, aren't terribly harmful (they have a...

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How to Make a Cheap and Easy Wasp Trap

by DIY Maven

How to Make a Cheap and Easy Wasp Trap

The Garden Grapevine shows us how to turn a plastic soda bottle into a wasp trap. Chances are you have everything you need to make one! Oh, and it'll trap other flying insects too--but no mosquitoes. 

What you'll need to make one:

  • 1 plastic soda bottle, either 2 or 3 liter
  • wire or string to hang the trap
  • cotton balls or 1" x 1" pieces of sponge
  • a few drops of fruit flavored soda, but I'm guessing Kookaid would work too
  • scissors
  • nail or punch

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How to catch a mouse with a toilet paper tube.

by DIY Maven

How to catch a mouse with a toilet paper tube.

Awhile back Chris Glass had a mouse in the house. After the little critter got a little too cheeky, Chris decided they could not coexist. A toilet paper roll, a cracker and a dab of peanut butter and an hour later, the interloper was captured...humanely. Here’s how he did it.

1. Get a toilet paper tube and crease two lines to form a flat sided tunnel.

2. Put a treat on one end of the tube: A cracker and dab of peanut butter works great.

3. Get a...

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