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Em here, so today we have a great Pinstrosity, Eden, did the foot work for
us and did this science-fair-project-status. This is a great project to have on
hand, especially this summer with everyone coming in and out of the house all
season. She gave us what worked, what kinda worked, and what bombed.
The Pinstrosity is five other traps
that didn't work. Eden did not send pictures because, well let's face
it, looking at a picture of a fly trap that didn't work well, that had maybe
four dead flies in it just didn't seem... very fun. Eden I will allow this lack
of pictures, only because I REALLY hate bugs. Moving on.
Eden had a need, a need for a speedy
way to get rid of those pesky flies. Her husband, trying to help, bought one of
those disgusting fly tape traps that just kinda hang there like a reminder to
the other flies to stay away (which usually doesn’t work thankfully), and as a
way to make you stop in your tracks and rethink that sandwich in your hands.
So she took to her Pinterest account
and went fly hunting (cyber speaking).
She decided on six tests, here they
Test 1: I gallon Jug
with several pen cap size holes in it, contains 1 C. syrup, 1 C. apple cider
Test 3: 2 liter
bottle with the top cut off and inverted into the bottom of the bottle (she hot
glued hers) containing 1/4 C. apple cider vinegar, 1/4 C dish soap (again she
used floor soap), cut fruit (she used browned bananas) http://www.ehow.com/way_5418231_homemade-fly-traps.html
She gave each test 24 hours in her
kitchen, at which time she found Test 6 had one fly, and the control had 7 or 8
flies. Wanting to give them all a fair shot, she put them outside and gave them
another 24 hours when she found these much more promising results!
Test 1: 1 fly
Test 2: 2 flies
Test 3 and 4: No flies
Test 5: LOTS!
Test 6: 9 flies
She concluded that indoors they didn’t
seem to be as effective. However outside they were much more effective.
Good luck with getting rid of the
pests, and as Eden put it, Happy Hunting!