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Do homemade fruit fly traps bring more fruit flies into your house?

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Homemade fruit fly traps are designed to attract fruit flies, so it might appear at first as if they are bringing more fruit flies into a home. However, the traps are actually attracting flies that are already in the home. Once they are trapped, they can be eliminated.

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Do homemade fruit fly traps bring more fruit flies into your house?
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The many different types of homemade fruit fly traps all follow a similar premise. First, something slightly sweet, such as a piece of a banana or a small amount of apple cider vinegar, is placed in a small container. Liquid can be added to encourage the fruit flies to drown.

The container should then be mostly covered using a piece of plastic wrap with small holes or a paper funnel. Once the fruit flies go in, they have no way to get out.

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