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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 yellowjackets. 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. Click here to see our famously effective bait.
In mountainous regions good results catching flies have been observed baiting with salami peels, spoiled shrimp, and canned mackerel. Yellowjackets (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 because water mixed with a bait concentrate can produce a large vapor plume.
This works well around horses in hot dry climates. It is also successful where five gallon buckets are used for handling wastes such in zoos, farms, and waste processing operations.
Love this trap! I use sugar water and yeast to attract biting insects , to the co2 that is given off. I set it in my garden and it filled up quickly even works for moths and fruit flies. I just add sugar and more yeast,water every week, my garden has never been so bug free! So far the wild critters and the bears leave it alone. Bears can be a problem on my ranch, so I don't want to attract them too! I am going to order more.Review by Mindy (on 7/26/13)
We live on a small hobby farm with cows, sheep, chickens etc. Over the years we've tried every type of fly bait and trap on the market only to be disappointed. We bought one of these yesterday and with 3 hours we had trapped over a thousand flies. By nightfall we had tripled that amount. This morning it is solid thick with them. I didn't know we even had that many flies!!! We are headed back to Peaceful Valley today to get 3 more. I might add that we did add a couple of rotten eggs to the bait in the bottom of the 5 gallon bucket which I am sure helped to draw them in too. This is a clean sanitary, environmentally safe way to reduce the fly population. Crazy to be so excited about a product.. but I AM!Review by flyterminator (on 5/3/13)