The Jack Daniels Fruit Fly Trap

Green Ideas — By on November 11, 2013 6:32 am

How To Kill A Fruit Fly
I discovered a shockingly easy trouble-free way to murder fruit flies. Why? Because fruit flies have played the role of evil arch nemesis in my household long enough. They fly in front of my face and refuse to be caught. They ignore my expensive fruit fly traps. They’re like little evil arch villains torturing me all day long. Spending an evening watching my husband and I struggle to swat a tiny little fruit fly is like watching a comedy of errors.  Enough already. I have discovered the most amazing solution.

Here’s what happened – one evening I fixed a whiskey cocktail and forgot to rinse the Jack Daniels out of the shot glass. Next morning there were 15 dead fruit flies at the bottom of the whiskey glass.

::eyebrow raise::

That’s right. Jack Daniels is the easy cure for fruit flies.

Forget expensive chemical-filled traps or complicated 10-step guides on how to get rid of household fruit flies. You need none of that — all you have to do is set out a little shot glass before bed with less than a quarter inch of Jack Daniels in it and by morning your problem will be solved and you will be deemed super hero of the kitchen.

You’re welcome.


For all of you who keep sending me notes griping about the tremendous waste of good money for a fruit fly. Here’s how much it costs – I buy a 1.75 liter bottle of JD for $36 at Costco. That bottle gives me about 59 shots at 61 cents per shot. If you divide a shot up by 8 – I put 1/8 of a shot of whiskey out – that leaves me with $.07 per fruit fly trap and it works more effectively than vinegar, wine, or other fruit fly traps. 7 cents is a worthy investment considering how much more effective it is.

Good grief – just filter and drink the danged booze if you still have an issue and you’re spending nothing.

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  1. Megan stiles says:

    What a perfectly horrible way to waste good jd. Go on Pinterest for god sake and search fruit fly traps. There’s tons of perfectly effective ones. Then pour yourself a shot and enjoy it rather than giving it away to the little bastards.

    • Shawna says:

      ::laughing:: The fruit fly traps cost money. I buy JD by the bucket – super cheap – and it costs me about one penny to pour an 1/8 of a shot glass full of the whiskey.

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