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Homemade fly trap?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AimsChickies, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    SW Florida
    I know i've read before about people making fly traps with I think it was vinegar and sugar. I would really like to make some if anyone happens to know the proportions. Thanks all!
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Found a recipe for you in this thread:


    Here are the original directions if you don't want to scroll down the other thread.


    - 2-liter bottle
    - 1/3 c. sugar
    - 1/4 c. vinegar
    - water

    Take a 2-liter bottle, cut off the top 1/3, and in the bottom section mix water filled to the bottom of the "ring" of nubs on the bottle with the sugar and vinegar. Invert the top and stuff it down into the bottom section, making a funnel that the flies go down into. (The spout of the bottle should be above the liquid, so the flies get trapped in the bottle and drown.)

    It doesn't smell really nasty like the store-bought traps do, and it works really well! The vinegar keeps the honeybees from getting caught in the trap. Just don't leave where animals or people can knock them over.

    Hope this is some help!

  3. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    SW Florida
    That is exactly what i was looking for! Thanks for your help!
  4. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    I tried that last summer & it did not work [​IMG] .

    Back to TSC for the hanging thingees. [​IMG]
  5. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

    Mar 11, 2009
    Northeast Louisiana
    Today I watched my chickens chasing flies. Do they not keep them down? I was hoping they would. I do not want to have one of those stinky traps this year.

    They share a yard with 3 rabbits and 4 toy poodles. I can scoop the poodles poop but it is not easy to do the rabbits and chickens.

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