Fruit flies got you down? Yes, they breed like crazy this time of year, coming home with your precious fruits and vegetables. But you don't need to suffer their annoyances; make a cheap trap that will end their reign in your kitchen forever.
The equipment list here is simple: Mason jar, hammer and nail, cheap beer. Drown those suckers before they ever get going. It's all natural, non-toxic, and all it'll cost you is a little beer.
• See the full instructions: How To: Make the Ultimate, Reusable Fruit Fly Trap at Curbly
Of course, if you're using a clear Mason jar you may want to put it somewhere out of sight in the kitchen. You can also wrap the jar in paper or aluminum foil, or use a non-transparent jar to hide all that drowned fly ickiness.
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