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Speech On Fruit Fly Traps

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Fruit flies are annoying and seem to come from nowhere, are hard to kill, and once they appear they seem to stick around forever!
Well, nobody cares where they come from, just as long as they leave! Traditional methods like swatting them, spraying them with insecticide often prove futile.
Because, you can never swat them all and, who wants to spray insecticide over food?
So, what is the solution?
Trapping them!
Yes, trapping fruit flies is amazingly effective way to get rid of fruit flies. Today in this article, I am going to show you different types of fruit fly traps, their construction, effectiveness, and working.
In addition to this, we will also see different types of homemade and store-brought baits/Lures and see their effectiveness.
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The attractants like apple cider vinegar, wine, or tequila contain acetic acid molecules and hence the fruit flies are attracted to them.

Apple Cider Vinegar Fruit Fly Trap:
I can bet, you will hear the name of apple cider vinegar traps every time, someone talks about fruit fly traps.

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular attractants used in fruit fly traps. Fruit flies have a great affinity towards apple cider vinegar. To use it as a lure in fly traps – Mix a cup of apple cider vinegar with 3 – 5 drops of dish soap.

Dish soap breaks the surface tension of the attractant and causes the trapped flies to sink as soon as they come in contact with the lure.

Another important tip is that – Heating the apple cider vinegar in the microwave for about 10 -15 seconds before using it, makes it more effective. Household vinegar is composed of diluted acetic acid with water.

When the vinegar is heated, the water molecules evaporate, thereby increasing the concentration of acetic acid in the mixture. Doing this releases more of the vinegar’s fragrance and hence attracts more fruit flies.

Apple cider vinegar can be used with any of three traps mentioned
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