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Is it okay if I use a paper bowl for the fruit flies to fall in with my home remedy ingredient or does that only work with using glass products like a regular bowl and glass cup?

Asked by ladyv900 (713points) June 27th, 2010

Will they still be attracted to the ingredients poured in and still sink into it even though I choose to use a paper bowl?

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john65pennington's avatar

Fruit flys are everywhere this year.

I have not used a paper bowl, but a coffee cup half-filled with old coffee works wornders overnight.

MissAusten's avatar

The composition of the bowl shouldn’t make any difference at all. As long as they are attracted to your “bait” and can’t get back out, it should be fine.

If you want to make sure the fruit flies can’t escape, use a tall cup, glass, or jar with a funnel placed on top so the spout of the funnel points down into the cup. The flies will go in to get the bait, but not be able to find their way out. This way, it doesn’t matter if they get stuck or sink into your ingredients. They’ll be trapped no matter what.

LuckyGuy's avatar

It would go a lot quicker if you used a vacuum cleaner and sucked them up when they got near the sweet stuff. Set out the dishes and then come back every hour or so to get them. It will only take a few times.

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