Homemade Fly Trap Costs Nothing And Works Better Than Anything Consumers Can Buy

May 21, 2020 by apost team

While most people enjoy the warm, sunny weather that comes with spring and summer, flies and gnats tend to be a constant problem during the warmer months. Luckily, YouTuber William Quinn explains how to make a fly trap out of common household materials in a popular do-it-yourself video from 2016. Quinn got the idea for the makeshift trap from one of his Australian subscribers.

Towards the end of spring, pests start becoming a frequent site. What starts out as a few flies and gnats quickly turns into a whirlwind of flying insects that can't be avoided easily. These pests can be especially problematic if you live in a warmer state that receives a lot of humidity.

From fruit flies and gnats to bees and moths, these flying creatures can become a real nuisance when they're active. 


In order to take care of this problem, many people spend money on a fly-swatter or other device specifically designed to get rid of insects. Fortunately, there is a more effective and economical way to rid your home of gnats and flies, according to DIY YouTuber William Quinn. Anybody with access to an old bottle and a trash bin can utilize this do-it-yourself strategy.

Although this method is a bit unorthodox and out-of-the-box, it is effective.

Instead of using a fly-swatter or newspaper to splatter insects, you can deter them with trash. 

Although this method sounds nasty, you will notice immediate results. You can start by cutting a hole in a container of decent size. A milk jug works perfectly for this step of the process. Once a hole has been cut in the container, place a piece of garbage into it.

The hole allows insects to fly into the trap. However, they will have a hard time finding the exit. If you add water to the bottom of the trap, the insects will eventually drown. 

Obviously, this contraption isn't a permanent solution. The trap will have to be replaced every few days in order to prevent a nasty odor. Have you ever tried to make a homemade fly trap? If so, was it more effective and cheaper than a traditional fly-swatter? Let us know and pass this useful DIY tip on to friends and family members.