fruit fly saga continues

By Friday night, we had successfully trapped hundreds of fruit flies in mason jars. I came up with the idea below, and it seemed to work pretty well.

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  1. 10% of me felt a little sad about that, and 90% of me loved it and wanted to get fruit flies just so I can do it.
    With the audience you guys have I seriously hope PETA doesn’t come knocking on your door.
    Good work Jake. I loved this.

  2. I don’t know much about fruit flies but I’m guessing that drowning them by filling those mason jars up could be effective and might prevent that flaming banana smell which I can’t imagine would be overly pleasant!

    I love your dramatic video, it was a saga indeed.

  3. We were battling fruit flies all summer. Our little concoctions were great for attracting and drowning the flies, but they were NOT going away. It started to feel like we were just providing a buffet, albeit deadly!, for them. Finally, we got some of those fly strips that stand up on their own (as opposed to hanging from the ceiling), and as God is my witness, we caught ALL the flies in two days. They still have not returned…thank GOd!

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