Fruit Fly Bait Recipe

Story Title: Fruit Fly Bait Recipe
Episode: Six
Broadcast Date: 21st October 2012
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

Its time to start putting your fruit fly bait up, otherwise all your tasty edibles will fly away with these pesky pests!

Trevor's fruit fly bait recipe

  • Cut a 2 litre soft drink bottle a third down from the lip. Keep the top third of the bottle to place back on later.
  • Pierce holes into either side of the bottle and thread string through and tie so it can be hung from a tree branch.
  • Add a litre of water into the bottle and then add 1 teaspoon of sugar and stir.
  • Now add the secret ingredient, vegemite. Stir through one large teaspoon of vegemite into the mixture.
  • Finally, add in a little drop of fruit fly spray.
  • Turn the leftover top third upside down and put it into the bottle, so you have a funnel effect into the liquid.
  •  Then all you need to do is hang it in the tree.
  • You'll need three to four baits per tree. Although they may not look the prettiest, they are incredibly effective and a much better alternative to losing your harvest to fruit flies.