Fruit Fly Trap
Fruit flies are frustrating, embarassing, and disgusting! Worse yet, fruit flies can carry harmful disease and bacteria — even E.coli! And they multiply at an alarming rate by burying their eggs under the skin of fruit. The same fruit you’re about to eat — GROSS!
Introducing new FlyTrap, the easy way to attract, trap, and eliminate fruit flies fast — and for good!
EASY TO USE. Simply add a lure, like a small piece of banana, and screw on the top.
FAST RESULTS. FlyTrap works because of its bright color and irresistable scent vortex that lures flies in, then KEEPS them in thanks to the no-escape funnel!
NO-SPILL. Flytrap locks to prevent messy spills.
NON-TOXIC. You use your own favorite bait, we recommend ripe bananas.
REUSABLE. Once Flytrap is filled with fruit flies, just twist, fill, rinse, and reuse again and again!
Fruit Fly Trap
-Fruit flies enter but cannot escape, lured by patent-pending funnel design and scent vents.
-Attractive crystal-like top blends into decor and allows you to see it working; Solid base obscures unsightly bait.
-Reusable. Use your favorite natural, non-toxic attractant.
-No spill design; Easy to use; Start catching in minutes for effective fly elimination!
Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches
Weight: 0.25 pounds
Magnetic Clip - Used for Holding The Fruit Fly Traps
-Reusable. Add your favorite Fruit Fly Trap.
-Magnetic clip attaches to metal and keeps your Fruit Fly Trap upright.
-Put your Fruit Fly Trap in your garbage can, compost container, or even your sink!
Dimensions:2 x 4 x 4 inches
Weight: 0.19 pounds
Material: ABS Plastic
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where should I put the FlyTrap?
To successfully control a fruit fly invasion, first locate the breeding source and place the Flytrap nearby. Common breeding sources include areas where overripe fruit is present, such as on a kitchen counter or dining room table as well as in or near garbage or compost bins. The magnetic Flytrap clip allows you to easily attach the unit to any metal appliance like a waste bin or sink. It is always a good idea to take some preventative measures and eliminate breeding sources, such as overripe fruit or trash, whenever possible.
2.What lures should I use?
The Flytrap is such a versatile product that you have the option to use non-toxic liquids or fruit lure. Our recommendations for liquid lures are to mix apple cider vinegar with water (tip: use organic apple cider vinegar containing real fermented apples), wine or beer, or a yeast concoction containing water, sugar, and dry activated yeast. For solid lures, be sure to use a ripe (preferably overripe) piece of fruit with skin still attached, like a banana.
3.What if my Flytrap/lure is not working?
Because there are many species of fruit flies, and they vary by region, you may need to experiment to see which lure works best for your particular pests. Fruit flies are attracted to fermentation, so using ready-to-eat ripe fruit from your fruit bowl may be the easiest solution – simply place a few slices of the ripest fruit in the FlyTrap and cover the remaining fruit in your bowl.
Be sure that you have a fruit fly and not a gnat infestation. Gnats can be similar in appearance to fruit flies, they are not attracted to fruit, yeast, fermentation, etc. Therefore the FlyTrap may not be an effective solution if you aren’t dealing with fruit flies.
4. Do I need to replace the lure?
The lure should be replaced every few days or so – it needs to remain damp, as moisture is essential in maintaining effectiveness. Do not allow the lures – liquid or fruit – to become composted or you may attract more flies!
5. How long will it take to get rid of my fruit fly infestation?
Depending on the size of the infestation in your home, you may notice results right away or in a few weeks as the life span of a fruit fly is only 2 weeks. If you see no improvement in 2 weeks, you may need to change the type of lure you’re using, place the unit in another location, and/or ensure that you have eradicated other possible breeding sites in your home (i.e overripe fruit in the kitchen, trash or compost bins).
6. How do I dispose of the fruit flies once trapped?
It depends on what type of lure that you used – if you used a liquid lure in which the flies have drowned, simply twist the top of the Flytrap off and pour the contents into the sink, rinse and reuse! If you used fruit as a lure, hold the intact Flytrap under running water in the sink. Twist to the water icon and allow water to run into the opening and fill the trap ¼ – ½ full. Cover the opening with your hand and shake to effectively drown the trapped fruit flies. Twist to the unlock icon, open the top and discard contents into the sink.
If you do not wish to kill the flies, carry the intact Flytrap outside to an area clear of your home, garbage bins, or outside compost and release.
7. Does the trap kill the flies?
It depends on what type of lure that you used. Liquid lures work to drown the flies while solid (fruit) lures work to trap the flies inside of the unit. If using solid (fruit) lures, please refer to the question, “How do I dispose of fruit flies once trapped?”
8. How does the Flytrap work to trap flies?
The scent vents surrounding the funnel work to disperse the odor of the lure to attract flies into the trap. The unique no-escape funnel prevents them from flying out.
Basic Fruit Fly Facts
The fruit fly is a species of the common housefly known as Drosophila melanogaster (try saying that three times fast!) and is distinguished by its red eyes (dark-colored in some species) tan thorax and black abdomen. They get their name because of their strong attraction to ripening or rotting fruit, which serves as a food source as well as a place to lay their eggs.
Adult fruit flies typically reach 3-4 mm in length and live 40 to 50 days. While fruit flies are most active during the fall harvest, they can be pests inside a home throughout the year. As you might imagine, fruit flies are also steady (although non-paying) customers in grocery store produce sections, and they love to hover around dumpsters, garbage cans or anywhere else they can scrounge a free, fruity meal.
All About Fruit Fly Reproduction
Fruit flies exhibit the typical four-stage insect reproductive of egg-larvae-pupae-adult. The larvae begin feeding on decaying fruit immediately upon hatching. It takes about one to two weeks to complete the entire metamorphosis. What makes fruit flies so difficult to control is that one female fruit fly can lay as many as 500 eggs in her short lifespan.
Fruit Fly Habitat
A common fruit fly habitat includes homes, grocery stores, restaurants and anywhere else that food may be rotting and fermenting. Most noticeable summer through fall, fruit flies can be a nuisance year round.
As the name implies, fruit flies are attracted to fruits, as well as vegetables, sitting out on store shelves, in bowls in kitchens, and ripening in the garden. They also breed in drains, garbage disposals, trash containers, empty beer and soda bottles or cans, and soppy mops and buckets. Fruit flies only need fermenting fruit or a moist film of organic material to breed and thrive.