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Homemade Fly Traps ?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kitty Cat, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat Chirping

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    I've been having horrible trouble with flies these past few weeks. I've tried all kinds of things! I did apple jelly with a hint of soap, fruit juice with a drop of soap, vinegar and fruit juice with a drop of soap, soapy water, and yeast!

    I've been catching more yellow jackets, wasps, and honeybees than flies! Really more yellow jackets. I don't want to catch honeybees! I just bought some fly bait from the feed store, yet I haven't caught a single fly!!

    Does anyone have any suggestions for fly traps?

    Honestly I've killed more flies with the fly swatter than anything else! [​IMG]
     

  2. EM Squared Farms 2

    EM Squared Farms 2 In the Brooder

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    Use what works best, Fly Swatter.
     
  3. florida lee

    florida lee Songster

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    I use a product called EZTRAP. It looks like a yellow lantern ( about 5" in Dia and 6" tall). ITS VERY STICKY and catches anything that lands on it.. I hang two in my coops. Make sure the chickens can't get to it. the one I had in my shop got a small bird. He pulled all his feathers off trying to get free. cost about $10 for two pak at local feed store.
     
  4. I use Golden Malrin. It is also a fly bait, available at feed stores. It definately works. Take the lid off your stinky garbage can and sprinkle a small amount on top. There will be dead flies evrywhere. Be sure other animals can`t get at it.......Pop
     
  5. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

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    I hang vanilla Christmas trees in my coop. They are the kind used for auto air fresheners, I buy them at Wal Mart. No flies!!
     
  6. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Songster

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    You can paint a piece of plywood black and set it on 2x2 or 2x4 legs over top of a pan of soapy water. The flies are attracted to the heat emanating from the dark painted surface, bounce off of it and land in the soapy water where they drown.
     

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