I hate flies. I just can't help it. I know that everything plays an important part in the natural way of things, but I just can't stand them. Part of the problem is our lack of screen door; since our doors are open all the time in the summer, those darn flies believe the have a right to just fly on into my home. Damn flies! We've used fly strips and I've even bought a can or two of fly spray this year. I know, I know, how could I??? Anyhow, we decided to try a couple of fly traps near our front door and here's how one turned out. It's ingenious really and it's working wonderfully. Just cut off the top to a juice or pop bottle, invert the top, fill with jam and water and 1/4 cup of vinegar (to discourage the bees - as I do so love them!) and hang. Voila! The flies get caught in the bottle and drown. No more flying through Beka's house for you nasty little buggers!