Finding fruit flies can be a difficult task especially because they are so small. With the right pointers, you will have fruit flies in a jar in no time!

Capture Fruit Flies

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1. Put scraps of old fruit/vegetables in a large jar. No meat or dairy.

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2. Set the jar near a trash can or near a compost pile (without the lid, but make sure you’ve got one that fits tightly).

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3. Leave the jar there for several hours. Check on it every few hours. There should be a swarm of fruit flies in 3 hours or so.

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4. When you’ve got a lot of fruit flies in the jar, you’ll have to work quickly. First, snap a lid on the jar, and then turn it upright. You can then follow the directions below to culture them, or feed them right away to your pet.

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