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Fruit Fly Trap Recipe


Are you worried about fruit flies ruining your fruits and veggies this summer? Queensland fruit fly (QFF) attacks a wide range of fruit and fruiting vegetable, leaving them inedible. QFF have been active in the Bendigo area since 2017 and generally increase in activity as the weather gets warmer. Trapping is recommended by Agriculture Victoria as a way to monitor and reduce QFF numbers. The Year 9 Agriculture students recently spent the afternoon preparing fruit fly traps to hang around the Trade Training Centre to protect our crops! If you want to try this too, here is the ‘recipe’.

Mrs Danielle Hogan, Agriculture teacher

Making a Fruit Fly Trap

1 tbs sugar
1 cup water
¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
A few drops of Dish Washing Liquid

Cut or drill 3 holes in the top section of the bottle. Leave the lid on.
Place some yellow tape around the bottle.
Remove the lid and pour in water and sugar. Swirl the bottle to mix.
Pour in Apple Cider Vinegar.
Add a few drops of dish washing Liquid.
Replace the cap.
Tie string to neck of bottle.
Hang in tree