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DIY fly trap

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 5:43 AM
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Found this online. Interesting!

 

diy fly strap.jpg

from the poster:

"I came across this contraption at a horse farm in Ecuador where the flies are nearly as abundant as the wild flowers. That mountain at the bottom of the cage is the fly accumulation in one week! Thankfully, our own fly problem is not quite so pronounced in DC, but the pesky little things have still been known to ruin many a good outdoor meal, making this simple trap all the more attractive.

The bait (in this case, "dog manure", but you could use something less offensive like composting scraps) in the trap attracts flies in through the bottom, leading them up through the screen cone and into the cage. Since flies only fly up, they don't know how to escape through the cone shaped screen through which they entered. And voila! "

 

by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 5:43 AM
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mamapaparazzi
by Gold Member on Jun. 26, 2010 at 6:44 AM

Cool!

bamababe1975
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2010 at 1:43 PM

wow

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