OK, I spent the past few hours looking for the source of our fruit fly problem. We have the little buggers all over the house now. I discovered this artical on the web and thought it needed to be posted here to aid anyone that has made the mistake of letting their kids bring the sliced apples into their room.
Reprint of a story found on http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/insects-pests/fruit-fly-death-trap-055578
It’s easy to make your own: just roll a piece of paper into a cone, pour some apple cider vinegar or put a piece of ripe banana in the bottom of a glass or jar, insert the paper cone, and wait.
(Oh yeah, and get rid of the ripe or rotten fruit that’s attracting the fruit flies. You can cut off and compost any softened sections, wash the rest thoroughly, and use it. We made cobbler.)
The first time we saw one of these contraptions, we didn’t know what it was. Was it an oddly misplaced piece of paper? Or a twee, delicious drink? So we made a self-explanatory version, complete with tombstone to commemorate the dear departed.