How To Make a “Lemon Fresh” Fruit Fly Trap

How To Make a “Lemon Fresh” Fruit Fly Trap

A simple summer life hack that can make all the difference in filtering out fruit fly challenges this season. #lifehack

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In one of my original life hacks videos ( I showed an easy trick to catch fruit flies with a container and plastic wrap. This trick works great, but over the course of a couple of years I made a few tweaks to the design.

Instead of plastic wrap, I realized I could just use a small container and make a hole in the lid to use as a permanent, reusable fly trap.

I also found that the flies could be easily disposed of by cooking in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.

The problem with the microwave approach was that the fruit would cook and smell extremely bad, stinking up the house in the process.

About this same time I notice that some of our lemons around the house were going moldy, and had an amazing amount of fruit flies swarming around them.

I was amazed that flies would like lemons so much, so I started experimenting to see if lemons would work in the traps as well, and they did.

The major benefit to using lemons, was that when we nuked the flies in the microwave, it cooked the lemon and released a pleasant citrus smell instead of the putrid smells we were getting before.

As a side note, I’ve noticed that really fresh lemons may not work as well as ones that are turning bad. If all you have are fresh lemons, just add 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar to the bottom of the container along with your lemons and it should make all the difference in catching the flies. It just won’t smell as nice when you cook them.

Enjoy your fly-free summer! 😀

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20 Responses

  1. Jacob Vize (Meatyfan 53) says:

    Imma eat the flies after I microwave them

  2. utube101x says:

    Better trap: use same container, or a narrow top bottle, a bit of wine,
    drop in a small amount of dish soap (shake). The flies get stuck in the
    soap in the wine and drown. No microwaving needed.

  3. Eric Torres says:

    Believe it or not this is also a great way to catch a good meal for baby
    spiderlings because of this video my baby wolf spiders have a real good
    food source thanks friend :-)

  4. OtherGuy says:

    those flyies just got roasted like the jews

  5. Joanne Tricia Guison says:


  6. Erik Arustamyan says:

    you should make something for M….M….mosquitos!

  7. Amead Eshpari says:

    put the date please

  8. CatCraftYT says:

    Useless. I have never seen a fruit fly before, neither is it summer

  9. mj ibarra says:

    Heil Thompson

  10. David Vandewater says:

    a lemony scented death!!!

  11. Raunak 101 says:

    also your hcontent has become very lasy and boring PLEASE do the 6 foot and
    liquid nytrogen video!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Shiny Diamond says:

    I dont like it, mabey you could dump the flies on the backyard ground but
    killing them, no i dont like it

  13. Renea Lindsay says:

    But isn’t that attracting the flies?

  14. Flging Cat says:

    What I did was leave a bunch of leftover pea pods in a pot and in the
    morning when the fruit flies were still there, I would put a lid on it
    quickly and burn them alive on the stove. I didn’t even have to replace the
    pea pods, and I just repeated the process until they left. Works like a

  15. WJK says:

    I second the comment posted earlier… DIY Mosquito Trap please!

  16. Hideika says:

    LOL I find it funny that you microwave the flies 😂

  17. Michelle Nguyen says:

    This is going to help me a lot thanks grant!!! I just have to show my mom
    and dad and they will be surprise d and use this very often😀

  18. Don Santino Lee says:

    Am i the only one who thinks that he looks like dean in supernatural ?

  19. Raymond Cist says:

    Fruit flies like red wine as well.

  20. Spedtard says:

    holocaust 2.0