Get Rid of Pesky Flies At Home With This Dish Soap “Trap”

Got pesky fruit flies or gnats buzzing around your home? Here's a simple DIY solution to get rid of them:

How To Create Your Easy Fruit Fly Trap- Bowl

  • 5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • A few overly ripe or maybe even rotten blueberries to make the trap extra enticing
  • 6 drops of dawn dish soap (this removes the surface tension)


  1. Mix the apple cider vinegar and warm water together in a small bowl or container.
  2. Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves.
  3. Drop in the dish soap and gently mix it around on the surface. This helps break the surface tension and makes it easier for the flies to sink into the solution.
  4. Place the trap near the area where you've noticed the most flies. You can use small bowls or shallow containers for this.
  5. Clean everything around the kitchen or the area where you have the fly problem. Dispose of any trash or compost to ensure the flies are only interested in the trap.

With this DIY trap, you'll be able to lure and trap those pesky fruit flies or gnats, leaving your home fly-free in no time!

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