These Sagebrush Company metal fly traps used in agriculture, food processing, livestock operations, waste management, horse ranches, recreation, and home.
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. Bucket Trap is 12 3/4" diameter x 10" tall and fits on top of a 5 gallon bucket which is not included. Use with our 5 Gallon Camo Bucket
or our 5 gallon White Bucket
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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.
Model S3 works well around horses in hot dry climates. Model S3 is also successful where five gallon buckets are used for handling wastes such in zoos, farms, and waste processing operations.