Homemade Fly Trap Costs Nothing To Make And Works As Well As Anything You Can Buy

Jun 03, 2019 by apost team

Every season comes with a laundry list of pros and cons. Although winters can be brutally cold and bleak, many people love when the ground is covered in snow. The spring months are warm and sunny, but this time of year also brings about more yard work and cleaning.

In the summer, there are many positives. Whether you look forward to swimming in a pool or playing outside until sunset, there are many reasons to love this time of the year. However, not everything is ideal about this time of year. 

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. Anybody with access to a store and a few dollars 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?