DIY Fly Trap

An easy project to help reduce those pesky flies around the house, in the backyard, and around the chicken coop.

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At first glance, this looks like a clever DIY idea.  But then I read the instructions, which call for using maple syrup.  Quite a bit of maple syrup, which sells for $10/ pint in my area.  And shrimp as a (rotting) protein source. Substituting cheap corn syrup and meat scraps would make it much more economical.