Homemade Fly Catchers
Edited by Holly O - 6/22/09 at 7:14am
Instead of buying fly catchers at the farm store.
Take an empty two liter bottle
Put a banana peel into the bottle
Add 1 c. sugar
1 c. cider vinegar
Fill up to the curve of the neck with water. Put the lid on and shake. Remove the lid and tie twine on the neck and tie into a tree.
This will fill up with flies like you wouldn't believe. When it is full just screw the lid on, cut it down and throw away.
This will save lots of money.
These are especially important if you have farm animals. Its amazing how great these work.
use some smooched cheese bits, soy sauce, water, and 3-4 orange segments, with the skin broken so the juice can come out. Total volume came out to about a 1/4 cup. 90-95% of flies were gone in less than 24 hours. no fermentation time needed (maybe the cheese or soy sauce sped up fermentation).
use a small glass jar (like baby food size) and saran wrap with rubber bands to make the lid. poked 15-20 or so holes with a paperclip, stretching them out just a little, to make sure the bigger flies could crawl in. left the jar overnight. Sometimes shook/shifted spots elsewhere in the apartment to disturb flies where they were sitting, if it was not near the jar, to get them to find the jar faster.