In the warmer months, I have challenges with fruit flies surrounding my Worm Inn from time to time. The key is to pay attention to the moisture level inside the Worm Inn and cover your deposits with bedding materials to keep them to a minimum.
I decided to try putting my fruit fly trap on top of the Inn instead of on the ground beneath it. I found that I caught nearly all the fruit flies overnight by having it on top!
If you haven’t made a fruit fly trap before, they’re really quick and cheap to make.
All you need is:
-A few drops of dish soap
-1 cup of apple cider vinegar (wine works, too)
-A piece of plastic wrap large enough to cover the opening of the jar
Pour one cup of apple cider vinegar (or wine) into the jar. Add a few drops of dish soap and put the plastic wrap over the opening of the jar. Poke a few holes into it so the flies can enter. They’re attracted to the smell of the vinegar/wine, and will go for it. The soap makes the surface a bit thicker and the flies are caught.
Happy composting/fly catching!