Book club, wine, and… fruit flies?

book clubIf the abundance of memes, pillows, and shopping bags means anything, book club members love their wine nearly as much as their reading list. Assuming that you didn’t invite those pesky fruit flies to your book club (aka wine club), what are you going to do when they show up? Thankfully, FlyFix is the perfect solution: an attractive, effective fruit fly trap that won’t gross out your guests or detract from the gossip discussion.

How Does FlyFix Trap Fruit Flies?

With its patented scent vortex, FlyFix lets the scent out but keeps the fruit flies in. Its bright colors are attractive to both humans and fruit flies making FlyFix more Art Deco and less Offensive Industrial. One of the best things about FlyFix is how customizable the lure is. No more harsh chemicals or smelly attractants that cost an arm and a leg. Pour in some wine (use the dregs after you’ve polished off the good stuff), apple cider vinegar, or beer and voila! You’ve created the perfect lure. Some fruit flies might be more attracted to solid fruits so you can also try a banana or pear. Once you’ve caught the icky things, simply twist, fill, rinse, and reuse!

Where to Place FlyFix Fruit Fly Trap

book clubPlace FlyFix anywhere you’re experiencing a problem. Because the FlyFix doesn’t look like a normal fruit fly trap and works with many decor and color schemes, you can place it just about anywhere without worrying about what guests will think. Place it in or near the fruit bowl, in a table centerpiece, or on the window sill with other small decorations.

Believe it or not, fruit flies use a search path that matches up with a mathematical algorithm called Lévy’s distribution, which optimizes their chance of finding a good drink or tasty meal. This is why their flying patterns seem so erratic and yet they always seem to find the good stuff. You may, or may not, want to share that tidbit of information with the rest of book club.

Alcohol and Fruit Flies

The good news is that the fruit fly isn’t hanging around your house waiting for the perfect time to appear. Fruit flies can travel up to 6.5 miles in a day and they may have smelled that sweet pinot from up to 3/4 of a mile away. Humans and fruit flies share an affinity for the byproduct of fermentation… alcohol. This is why fruit flies are so attracted to rotten or overripe fruit and aromatic wine.

Scientists have also found that male fruit flies who are rejected by attractive females are four times more likely to get drunk than males who were able to mate. Make sure that those poor, self-medicating fruit flies have somewhere to drown their sorrows by filling your FlyFix with a nice (cheap) cabernet or malbec.

In case you’re looking for a new book to read with your book club, may we suggest Live Like a Fruit Fly: The Secret You Already Know by Gabe Berman, or perhaps one of our other insightful articles, Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Fruit Flies. And don’t forget to order your FlyFix Fruit Fly Trap today so there’s no unwanted drama at your next book club meeting. Happy drinking reading!