UGH! Annoying flies hovering over your smorgasbord of roasted chicken, grilled beef, and smoked pork. These pests will really take your appetite away. Even in restaurants and food services, the sight of flies is a big NO. Indeed, companies should have flies control under its pest control services.
One of the best and environment friendly ways to keep flies away is a disposable trap. Though it is suited for getting rid of flies outdoors, a disposable fly trap is effective against most species of flies.
“Okay, I got it. But how does it work?”
Basically, a disposable fly trap consists of a plastic bag which contains some attractant. This attractant should be something flies find irresistible, such as food and feed ingredients and food flavoring agents. It will serve as bait for flies.
The attractants won’t serve as bait unless you add water to the bag and keep it under direct sunlight. Once the trap warms in the sun, the food flavoring agents inside it release a scent to attract the flies.
Because the scent is irresistible for the flies, they enter the trap, are trapped inside and eventually drown in the water.
But then, you can only use the disposable fly trap outdoors at least 20-30 feet away from any outdoor living spaces.
“Sounds interesting. What are the pros and cons?”
Obviously, the disposable fly trap is environment friendly, ozone friendly and user friendly. The ultimate friendly way to get rid of flies pestering your home! Another obvious thing is it is non-toxic – just water, food, feed and food flavoring. There’s nothing dangerous about those things, right?
As you can see, disposable fly traps are easy to assemble and use. It has high efficiency as a single unit which lasts for a month can catch up to 20,000 flies. Woah there! That’s great savings for you as well, isn’t it?
Pesticide resistant flies? No problem. That’s what this completely disposable fly trap is for.
Also, the best thing about this kind of trap is it targets flies specifically, meaning it won’t harm precious flower-making butterflies and honey-producing bees.
Uh oh. After a few days, the disposable fly trap will emit a very bad smell as bodies of flies trapped inside start decomposing. So throw it away as soon as possible!
Don’t forget to water the trap during summer as the hot weather causes the water to evaporate rapidly.
“Can I do it on my own?”
- Of course! There are a lot of DIY disposable fly trap instructions available online, but for a start here’s a guide from lifehacker.com on making your very own soda bottle fly trap!
- Remove the lid and label from a clean, empty plastic two-liter soda bottle.
- Carefully remove the upper third of the bottle by cutting along its circumference at approximately where the top of the label used to be.
- Put an attractive liquid such as orange juice or cider vinegar in the cup-shaped part of the now-severed bottle.
- Turn the cone upside-down and insert it into the cup-shaped bottom part of the bottle. Seal the seam at the top of the bottle with duct tape.
- Flies find their way into the bottle, but they can’t get back out. After most flies are trapped inside, simply seal the bottle in a plastic shopping bag and throw out.
Love your house but hate the house flies! These traps are definitely the best option if you want an effective, nature friendly and efficient way to get rid of flies outdoors. Have a happy home!