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Read a post on BYC last week to make a homemade fly trap. Used syrup and ACV. My husband had an idea also.....beer...so we both made our traps, and his trap started out in the lead but by the second day, mine had passed his by a mile...We were laughing all weekend comparing traps...what a way to pass the time huh???gig

Edited to say that I might switch to molasses...that would really have em coming!!!


Edited by SunshineSilkies - 7/6/09 at 7:49am

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post #2 of 23

I'm happy to hear that. My wife won't be wasting good beer on the flies now! big_smile

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post #3 of 23

Do you have a picture of this trap ?  I have flies, maybe they would like to have their own trap . . . . lau

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I just took a bottle (2 liter) and cut 4 holes around the upper part of the bottle, put the ACV and syrup in the bottom, and put the top on and set it in the coop...husband did the same with the beer. Wasn't his beer mind you..one that was left in the fridge from a party..he wouldn't waste is CR on a fly!!!!yippiechickie

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post #5 of 23

Did you put any water in there?  How much of each did you add?  We, too, have a TON of flies and I like this idea more than buying expensive traps! big_smile

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In the 2 liter bottle, I put 2 cups of ACV and 2 cups of pancake syrup. Plan on making a few more. The flies really get worse in the juvenile pens because they scratch out more feed.....Those hangup fly traps are expensive and I hate the sticky tape ones...yippiechickie

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post #7 of 23

i have another fly killer: plastic milk jugs or soda bottles, cut holes in bottles, place golden malrin fly bait in bottom, hang up out of the way, close to rafters is okay, then watch the flies die! when full, add more golden malrin. no liquid, no smell, no maggots like in the traps you buy if you forget about them. critters cannot get to them either

post #8 of 23

I think I'll try it with regular white (cheap) vinegar with the syrup.   Thanks for the ideas.

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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by currycomb 

i have another fly killer: plastic milk jugs or soda bottles, cut holes in bottles, place golden malrin fly bait in bottom, hang up out of the way, close to rafters is okay, then watch the flies die! when full, add more golden malrin. no liquid, no smell, no maggots like in the traps you buy if you forget about them. critters cannot get to them either


What happens if the chickens eat the poisoned flies?

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post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by sunshinesilkies 

I just took a bottle (2 liter) and cut 4 holes around the upper part of the bottle, put the ACV and syrup in the bottom, and put the top on and set it in the coop...husband did the same with the beer. Wasn't his beer mind you..one that was left in the fridge from a party..he wouldn't waste is CR on a fly!!!!yippiechickie


What the heck is.... "ACV"?
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