Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hi from Essex, England
by Kelejan Yesterday at 7:13 pm

» CANADIAN REGION - What are you doing October, November and December 2015
by Kelejan Yesterday at 7:12 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by Kelejan Yesterday at 7:09 pm

» Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:02 pm

» Seed Starting!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:57 pm

» To Compost or not to Compost that is the question...
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:43 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:34 pm

» All I Want For Christmas....Holiday Garden Wish List!
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:15 pm

» New England...Nov. 2015
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:29 pm

» Strawberry Advice
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:54 am

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:48 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:18 am

» garlic peeking through top.
by Scorpio Rising 11/27/2015, 4:52 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by yolos 11/27/2015, 3:04 pm

» Great savings this weekend at Square Foot Gardening.Com
by Scorpio Rising 11/27/2015, 10:15 am

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by Scorpio Rising 11/27/2015, 10:05 am

by sanderson 11/27/2015, 3:44 am

» Winter crops puzzling
by Scorpio Rising 11/26/2015, 2:10 pm

» N&C Midwest--What are we doing in November?
by Scorpio Rising 11/26/2015, 1:28 pm

» California's Drought
by Yardslave 11/26/2015, 11:46 am

» A First Time SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/26/2015, 8:23 am

» Canning
by AtlantaMarie 11/26/2015, 8:17 am

» wrap up with some pictures
by AtlantaMarie 11/26/2015, 8:06 am

» Slugs...
by CapeCoddess 11/23/2015, 12:20 pm

» Cockroaches In Compost
by lbmcse 11/23/2015, 9:50 am

» Hawaii SFG Association
by AtlantaMarie 11/23/2015, 9:18 am

» Mid-South: November & December 2015
by AtlantaMarie 11/23/2015, 8:55 am

» Seed companies
by jimmy cee 11/20/2015, 4:30 pm

» rye grain seed took hold and is florishing
by yolos 11/20/2015, 4:20 pm

» Vermiculite in Hawaii
by OahuSFG 11/20/2015, 4:10 pm


Search SFG Forum

Beer trap for fruit flies.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Beer trap for fruit flies.

Post  walshevak on 4/30/2011, 6:16 am

Just read this tip on Yahoo Green and thought I'd pass it on.

9. Trap Fruit Flies
They say you can catch more flies with honey? Maybe they haven’t tried beer. Anyone with an indoor compost bin or worm farm had probably experienced a plague of fruit flies at some point. But guess what, not only do fruit flies dig fermenting organic matter, they love them some beer.
Try this: Put some beer in a cup; cut the corner off of a sandwich bag and place the cut corner in the cup; folding the rest around the cup and securing with a rubber band. Place the cup in the bin and say good bye to little flying guys.


Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast


Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts: 4219
Join date: 2010-10-17
Age: 72
Location: wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Beer trap for fruit flies.

Post  muffinator on 4/30/2011, 8:06 am

Cider vinegar with a drop of dish soap (to break the surface tension) works really well too.


Female Posts: 38
Join date: 2011-03-10
Location: New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Beer trap for fruit flies.

Post  dizzygardener on 4/30/2011, 8:08 am

Wine with a drop of soap works too...


Female Posts: 668
Join date: 2011-01-26
Location: WNC 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum