I am going to show you in this tutorial. How To Make A Safe Efficient Plastic Bottle Housefly Trap
Houseflies are a common household pest. They can carry hundreds of disease-causing microorganisms which can cause cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever and much more.
This poses a real threat to our family, especially to our children.
Houseflies feed on liquid or semi-liquid items and foods that are touched by saliva. They are commonly active during daytime and are said to rest during night-time.
Domestic waste often attracts houseflies and they often multiply rapidly in domestic waste, comprising of garbage and rubbish (such as bottles, cans, clothing, compost, disposables, food packaging, food scraps
While you can use chemicals to protect your home from houseflies, this is not advisable because these chemicals can be harmful to your family members, particularly your children.
In this tutorial, we will be showing you a safe and efficient way of eliminating houseflies. This is a family-friendly solution which is simple, inexpensive and efficient.
To start, gather all the materials needed for this efficient housefly trap:
a big empty 2 liter plastic pop bottle
a cup of raw brown sugar
a cup of white vinegar
a cup of distilled water
a roll of duct tape
a pair of scissors
Step 1: Clean the plastic pop bottle under a tap running water. This will clean the insides and remove traces of unwanted liquid from it.
Step 2: Remove the label of the pop bottle using a cutter.
Step 3: Cut around the upper third of the pop bottle.
Step 4: Remove the bottle cap of the pop bottle.
Step 5: Flip the upper third of the pop bottle upside down, then insert it into the remaining two-thirds of the pop bottle.
Step 6: Slowly push the upper part down into the lower part of the bottle. This will create a snug fit between the two parts.
Step 7: Create several vertical cuts on the inner part where the mouth of the bottle is located. This will allow the upper third of the bottle to tightly fit into the lower part of the bottle.
Step 8: Tightly wrap duct tape around the edges on top of the PET bottle. Make sure that the duct tape has some excess on the topmost part of it.
Step 9: Create vertical cuts on the excess tape on top.
Step 10: Tape the excess pieces of tape that you’ve just cut onto the insides of the housefly bottle trap one by one.
Step 11: Pour the raw brown sugar through the upside down mouth part of the housefly bottle trap.
Step 12: Pour a cup of white vinegar through the upside down mouth part of the housefly bottle trap.
Step 13: Pour a glass of distilled water through the upside down mouth part of the housefly bottle trap.
Step 14: Shake the fly trap bottle to homogenize the mixture inside.
Step 15: Now the housefly bottle trap is finished and ready to use. You can now place it anywhere in your house.
This housefly trap is very efficient and safe to use. It can be placed in the garden, the kitchen or even in the living room if you have houseflies that lurk around.
This is safe for homes that have kids since we have used organic materials that would not cause any harm at all to humans.
Once you have a considerable amount of houseflies inside, dispose of your existing housefly trap and create a new one.