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How To Make A Fly Trap With Your Own Hands At Home
How To Make A Fly Trap With Your Own Hands At Home

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Video: How to make a homemade fly trap that works 2023, February

DIY fly traps - sweet, sticky and even electric

fly in the bank
fly in the bank

As soon as the sun begins to warm up and the snow melts, insects begin to crawl out and fly out of all the cracks. Life begins to seethe in nature. And in our homes too. Flies enter the room through the smallest holes. Well, they would only buzz disgustingly, but these arthropods also carry microbes that are harmful to our health. They bite and always strive to settle down on delicious cutlets just put on the table. How to get rid of uninvited guests using traps? And we will tell you in detail how to make traps yourself.


  • 1 How to catch flies
  • 2 DIY bait traps

    • 2.1 Plastic bottle trap

      2.1.1 How to make a flytrap from a plastic bottle - video

    • 2.2 Glass Jar Trap
    • 2.3 We make a flytrap from a glass
  • 3 Sticky Insect Traps

    • 3.1 DIY Velcro
    • 3.2 Scotch tape is sometimes used
    • 3.3 Tin can sticky trap
  • 4 A bag of water as a fly repellant
  • 5 How to make an electroshock flytrap

    5.1 Do-it-yourself stun gun for flies - video

How to catch flies

Many traps have been invented, but traps can be divided into 2 types:

  • Velcro;
  • bait.

Traps can be purchased at hardware stores, or you can make your own with improvised means.

DIY bait traps

They are arranged according to the same principle: the fly must freely fall into the trap, but not fly back. The favorite food of these insects is usually put inside the trap: rotten meat or fish, honey, jam or overripe fruits. To create a kind of fly trap, you can use:

  • Glass;
  • bank;
  • plastic bottle.

Plastic bottle trap

A wide variety of things are made from bottles: from feeders to slippers. We suggest making a trap out of empty containers. For this we need:

  • Plastic bottle;
  • dry yeast - 1 sachet;
  • sugar - 1 tbsp. l.;
  • honey - 0.5 tbsp. l.;
  • water.

We start manufacturing:

  1. Cut off the top of the bottle with scissors or a knife.

    Plastic bottle
    Plastic bottle

    Cut off the top of the bottle

  2. We unscrew the cork and pour some water into the bottle.

    water is pouring
    water is pouring

    Pouring water

  3. Add sugar and stir.


    Pour in sugar

  4. Put honey and yeast in water and mix.


    Add some honey

  5. Turn the upper part of the container upside down and insert it into a bottle of syrup so that there is a distance between the neck and the bait layer so that the flies can fly inside.
  6. Better to wrap the outside of the bottle with paper. So it will attract the attention of not only flies, but also mosquitoes.


    We make a great fly trap

How to make a flytrap from a plastic bottle - video

Glass jar trap

  • Glass jar;
  • funnel, suitable in size for the container neck;
  • electrical tape or tape;
  • spoiled foods: meat or fruits.


  1. Put spoiled meat in a jar.
  2. Instead of a lid, we use a funnel by inserting it into a jar.
  3. We fix the funnel with electrical tape or tape.
  4. The trap is ready.


    The trap can be made from a glass jar

We make a flytrap from a glass

  • Glass;
  • cling film;
  • jam - 1 tsp.


  1. Put a spoonful of jam in a glass.


    One teaspoon of jam is enough for bait

  2. Cover the glass with cling film on top, fix.

    cling film
    cling film

    The film will serve us as a cover

  3. We make 3-4 small holes in the surface of the film so that the insect can get inside.

    Glass trap
    Glass trap

    Simple, convenient and effective shallow insect trap

Sticky insect traps

You can go to the hardware store and buy a gummy fly trap. But here sometimes you can't guess: is there high-quality glue on the tape or is it already dry. On some Velcro flies walk in droves, and the effect is zero. Let's try to make the trap ourselves.

DIY Velcro

  • Quite thick paper (not cardboard, but so as not to get wet);
  • castor oil - 2 tbsp l.;
  • rosin - 1 tbsp. l.;
  • jam.


  1. We mix rosin and castor oil in a water bath.


    Combines with oil to form flytrap glue

  2. Add 4–5 drops of jam to the mixture to attract flies later.


    The taste of jam is a great bait

  3. Cut the paper into strips, 5-7 cm wide.
  4. We cover the strips with our glue solution on both sides.
  5. We hang in places where flies accumulate.


    Flies stick to the strip soaked in glue and jam

Sometimes scotch tape is used

It's amazing how much imagination and skills we use in everyday life. One of the popular ways to protect yourself from flies is scotch tape. Plain stationery or double-sided. It is glued to the ceiling, walls, even chandeliers. As with any sticky tape, insects stick to it.


If scotch tape is chosen as a flycatcher, then you should take a thick tape

Tin can sticky trap

  • A clean tin can without a lid;
  • insulating tape;
  • ultraviolet flashlight.


  1. We glue the tin can with electrical tape.
  2. Iron the tape with your fingers and remove it from the can. This leaves glue on the surface.
  3. Insert the included flashlight inside the can.
  4. Flies will flock to the light and stick to the jar.

Water bag as a fly repellant

It is believed that flies dislike mirror surfaces that reflect sunlight. Therefore, as some housewives advise, you need to do the following:

  • Choosing a whole plastic bag.
  • We fill it with water.
  • We throw shiny brand new coins into the water.
  • We hang the package near a window or balcony.
Water bag
Water bag

In this way, they try to scare away flies in Asia.

I wonder if the method actually works? Here's what people who have tried such a repeller say:

How to make an electroshock flytrap

We need:

  • Energy saving light bulb;
  • high voltage module;
  • insulating tape;
  • hot glue;
  • finger battery.


  1. We disassemble the light bulb. We should have a plastic case. And also a glass cone made of fluorescent tubes, fixed on a plastic base.
  2. We drill holes in the plastic on both sides.
  3. Take the aluminum wire and thread it through one of the holes. We wrap the wire around the light bulb. Cut off the excess.
  4. We do the same with the second hole.
  5. There are 2 wires on the inside of the plastic base. We wind one of them on the tip of the wire and bend it.
  6. We have 2 contacts left: one more wire and a second wire.
  7. We connect the high-voltage module to the battery through the switch.
  8. We make a hole in the case, insert the switch.
  9. We insert the module into the case, now we need to solder all the necessary wiring.
  10. We solder the module wires to the battery.
  11. We fix it with electrical tape.
  12. To make the module better hold, we glue it to the body with hot melt glue.
  13. Then we insert the light bulb into the body so that its contacts are in contact with the contacts of the high-voltage module.
  14. We twist. Our stun gun is ready.
  15. We turn on the device. The flies will strive for the light from the lamp, but as soon as they fly up to the shocker, they will be electrocuted.

    Stun gun
    Stun gun

    Attracting insects with light, kills them with current

DIY stun gun for flies - video

The most popular and interesting ways to make insect traps: some of them really help. Others are nothing more than a myth, born of rumors and discussions. Try several options and choose the one that works best for you. And don't let annoying flies bother your loved ones.

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