How to make an indoor fly trap

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How to make an indoor fly trap
Make a sticky trap to capture annoying houseflies. (Katrina Brown/Hemera/Getty Images)

Having a fly problem indoors is annoying and unsanitary. While there are many types of insect repellents, the chemicals in them are harsh and some aren't recommended for indoor use. You can make your own fly trap that is safe to use indoors with a few simple materials. Your project will not only be effective but cost friendly as well. You can hang the trap from the ceiling or place it on a windowsill, counter or shelf.

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Things you need

  • 2 litre (4 pint) plastic bottle
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Honey
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Pierce a hole in an empty plastic bottle with a pair of scissors. The hole should be on the top portion of the bottle, where the curved section around the cap meets the cylindrical body of the bottle. Insert the scissors in the hole and cut away the top part of the bottle, which is about two-thirds of the way up from the bottom.

  2. 2

    Place the portion of the bottle that you cut away upside down inside the remaining cylinder piece of the bottle, with the cap pointing towards the bottom of the bottle. Secure it with tape.

  3. 3

    Pour some water into the bottle through the opening at the top. The bottle should be about half full.

  4. 4

    Coat the bowl shape on top of the trap that is over the cap with honey. Some of the honey will remain in the bowl and some will drip into the water. Place the trap wherever you'd like in your house to attract and contain flies.

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