m. c. de marco: The New Kitchen Cookbook

Fruit Fly Trap

The Kitchn attempted to rate a bunch of DIY fruit fly traps, but got the basic model wrong. Here’s how to do it right.

deployed fruit fly trap


  • ¼ c. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 drop dishwashing liquid


  • small container, e.g., a small Mason jar
  • saran wrap
  • toothpick


  1. Pour ingredient into container.
  2. Cover with saran wrap.
  3. Poke small holes in saran wrap using toothpick.
  4. Deploy.


The Kitchn instead recommended poking small holes in a Mason jar cap using a nail, which is more permanent, but also more work.