You’ll Catch More Flies With…Vinegar?


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It’s said that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar—and while that may indeed be true when it comes to human relations, it isn’t necessarily so when it comes to insects. Fruit flies, for example, tend to be more attracted to sweet balsamic vinegar than honey, if only because the vinegar is easier to sip. They also like apple cider vinegar.

If fruit flies are a problem in your home or garden, you can make your own homemade fly trap by filling a small glass jar about halfway up with the balsamic vinegar and positioning a paper funnel on top, with the opening just above the liquid. The flies will climb in to get a drink and won’t be able to get back out.

Make your own or check out these handy fruit fly traps!