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Sagebrush Metal Fly Trap For 5 Gallon Bucket

Perfect for Catching Those Pesky Flies

Brand: Sagebrush    Item Number: PIT781


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.


These Sagebrush Company metal fly traps used in agriculture, food processing, livestock operations, waste management, horse ranches, recreation, and home. The traps are of the cone style type or modifications of this basic design. The operation of these traps is a simple process.
  • Bucket Trap is 12 3/4" diameter x 10" tall and fits on top of a 5 gallon bucket (not included).
  • Simply place bait inside the 5 gallon bucket to catch massive amounts of flies or yellowjackets. Our Fly Trap Bait, a mix of active dry yeast and ammonium carbonate, works well attracting flies to the trap.
  • The flies enter the trap in an effort to access an odorous bait (not included).
  • 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.

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 Trap Bait. Commercial baits may need to be replaced every 4-6 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.


Application Season Fall, Spring, Summer Insect Control Flies, Yellowjackets
Application Season Fall, Spring, Summer
Insect Control Flies, Yellowjackets

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Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Up to 2 fly traps may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.

Shipping Weight: 3.00 lbs. Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 11"H


Love it

This trap works great. In less than a month it caught and killed over a gallon of flies and moths. I would like to try the fly bait. I used water, yeast, sugar and fish emulsion.

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Catches Alot of Flies

Loved the simplicity of putting the bait in the 5 gallon bucket and putting the Sagebrush on top of the bucket. Easy to move around the property and really attracts the flies. The only disadvantage is that you do get a lot of flies just drowning in the bait. But many more flies are trapped in the top of the trap. An easy fix to this is just find a scrap of screening material and put it over the top of the bucket, then set the trap on top. But by far one of the most effective traps I have used.

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Great fly trap

With the open bucket more odor is given off which attracts more flies. I found that using a fine mesh sieve over the bucket works better then the more expensive version.

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Works great!

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.

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The BEST I've used!

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!

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