All traps currently manufactured by the Sagebrush Company are of the cone style type or modifications of this basic design. The operation of these traps is a two step process. First, the flies enter the trap in an effort to access an odorous bait. Then the flies travel towards the light through a hole in a cone into a containment within the top of the trap. The flies then die of dehydration. Yellow Jackets (meat bees not paper wasps) are also easy to catch with these traps. Bait and bait containers are not included with the traps.
These metal traps will last for years. Simply place bait inside a 5 gallon bucket (not included) to catch massive amounts of flies or yellow jackets.
The model E2 is a significant step up from the standard Sagebrush Metal Fly Trap! The addition of a bottom screen that acts as a lid over the bucket, keeping the liquid bait free from drowning flies, is a real time and bait saver. It does it all and catches an amazing amount of pests.
Use with our 5 Gallon Camo Bucket
or our 5 gallon White Bucket
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Model E2 is a 13" high x 13" diameter all metal modified cone style fly trap designed to fit over a 12" diameter 5 gallon bucket, which is not included, and prevent flies from breeding in the bait and creating maggots. Model E2 includes an Exclusion Screen that forms a cover for the bucket to keep the flies out of the bait. Even though the flies cannot access the bait Model E2 still catches the flies. Model E2 can also be placed on the ground over a bait and loose soil can be piled up around the edge of the trap to seal the flies out. Model E2 is recommended when baiting with fish scraps, dog manure, or wherever maggots in the bait are an issue. Even commercial baits can result in the production of maggots so Model E2 may also be the best trap for some horse ranches where the presence of maggots in the bait is disturbing to the recreational experience of some horseback riders.
In mountainous regions good results catching flies have been observed baiting with salami peels, spoiled shrimp, and canned mackerel. Yellow jackets (sometimes called meat bees) are an easy catch when baiting with meat scraps, chicken bones, or cat food. Catching flies in the presence of horses or livestock usually requires using commercial baits, such as our Fly Bait PIT961
. Commercial baits may need to be replaced every six weeks or so depending on the climate. Baits work best when moist and because water mixed with a bait concentrate can produce a large vapor plume. A breezy location also helps draw vapors through the Exclusion Screen of Model E2.
Model E2 is also successful where five gallon buckets are used for handling wastes such in zoos, farms, and waste processing operations.