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DIY Upcycle Fly Trap

When you are a poor member driven organization with a fly problem what are you gonna do? Hack together a fly trap!


  • Soda Bottle – to create trap
  • Vinegar – in this case an old bottle of white wine opened 6 months prior
  • Soap – to reduce surface tension so flys drown faster


  1. Cut off top of bottle and invert to create a funnel. I used masking tape to help hold it up
  2. Squirt in a couple of pumps of any type of liquid soap
  3. Pour in the vinegar substance
  4. Place on Table or Hang somewhere


  • ~$0

Results after 1 day:

  • 10 dead fruit flys
  • 3 dead house flys

Its a fly trap