Simple design but a great idea. It will catch thousands of manure-breeding flies and reduce your adult fly population fast, guaranteed. For over 20 years, we've heard nothing but rave reviews from ranchers with cattle, horses, sheep, llamas and poultry, as well as from farmers, homeowners and county fairs. The trap uses a strong-smelling bait to attract the flies and a unique floor design to bring them in. The trap holds 25,000 flies and is easy to clean. Unscrew the lid to empty.
Handcrafted, especially for us and made of redwood to last outdoors for many years. Bait sold separately. The bait consists of 2 lb. Active Dry yeast and 1 oz. Ammonium Carbonate, which is highly volatile and evaporates quickly; store in a tightly sealed container. You may also use other ingredients as long as it attracts flies.
I purchased & received one of this fly trap from here. When I received it & opened it up, I had to do a little of my own modifying to this trap to make it easier for me in the future to get the top off of it when I need to empty it out. The lid that is on the top is held on by 2 long philips screws that are a little hard to screw & unscrew as I discovered just to get the top off & then put it back on. Overtime the 2 philips screws are going to get stripped down & worn out making it so that the top for this trap may never come off again with the screws in place especially if the screws are stripped & can no longer be unscrewed to get the top off to empty the dead flies out.
Therefore, I modified mine right when I received by drilling out bigger holes in the top where there were the holes for the 2 philips screws on this trap. I then put in 2 long metal bolt screws that are pretty thick & just long enough to go through the top frame of this trap & the lid that sits on this trap. Now when I need to empty out the trap, I simply just pull with my fingers the 2 metal screw bolts that I installed on this trap & pull the bolts out of both sides. Then lift & empty out the trap, put the lid back on & re-insert the 2 metal screw bolts in the holes until the lid is secure on both sides. No need for me getting or using a philips screwdriver every time I need to empty the fly trap out. Another great way to do this would be to use a wooden round stick also known as a (Bird Perch). Simply drill bigger holes like I did for the top piece & then buy one of the long, round wooden sticks - (Bird Perches) from your local craft store or hardware store making sure that it is the same size as the hole you drill as for they come in many different sizes from very thin to very thick. Then simply poke the long, round wooden stick through your larger re-drilled holes at the top for the lid on this trap until you make the stick come out on both sides which will hold the top to this trap on well & will also be very easy to remove for quick emptying of the trapped flies.
The last thing that this trap is missing & that it definitely needs seeing as it is an outdoor fly trap is a protective wood coating such as a clear gloss or even & protective wood stain to preserve & protect the wood that this trap is made out of & that holds it together. It has no protective coating or wood finish stain to protect it & make it last throughout the rainy seasons & the bitter dry, hot seasons which make wood crack & age easily. This trap needs this for sure to make it last longer by preserving & protecting the wood that holds it together.
Those are the 2 important features that this handy & good looking fly trap is missing & needs for sure. Hopefully this fly trap will be improved sometime soon from me writing this product review here on the website that makes this trap.
I was desperate to get rid of the circling fly problem under the overhangs of our house--we live by a farm--so I tried this fly trap even though it was costly, but its worth every penny!! This works wonders and we can now enjoy going in and out of our house without the circling flies!! I am one happy lady!Review by Holly (on 7/1/13)
We had real fly issue several years ago here at the nsy. Put the trap out and bam the flies were gone. Thought I would give it a try around my cows. I saw a marked improvement on the number of flies landing on my tiny herd of 6.Review by Linnie (on 6/25/13)