Design & DIY

4 DIY fruit fly traps that will free you from the swarms

Summer is fruit fly season, and unless you’re an immaculate clean freak who freezes all fruit, it’s pretty likely you’ll end up with a swarm or two at some point. Fruit flies are like potato chips: you can’t have just one. If one shows up in your kitchen, more are soon to follow. Soon, clouds of them will be exploding out of your fruit bowl every time you go to grab a banana—that is, unless you take swift and decisive action.

The war of the fruit fly has been waged since the dawn of humankind—and with these DIY traps you can win this summer’s battle for your kitchen. Getting rid of fruit flies is surprisingly simple, and you probably won’t even have to take a trip to the store to get the components. So go raid your cupboards, and get trapping.