Secondly, add a full packet of our fly attractant and mix with warm water to fill the barrel half full.
Thirdly, screw the lid back onto the container and hang the trap (using the wire provided) somewhere that is in a sunlit area and is close to your fly-infested area. If you have a few, try to hang them in different areas of your property so they can focus on specific areas.
For best results: Try to hang the trap 4ft or less from the ground. Hanging higher than this may limit the effectiveness of your trap.
That's it! Now sit back, and monitor the effectiveness of your fly traps. Let the bait turn bad and leave it for a few days.
Fly activity and behaviors can vary massively from property to property, so if you don't get results right away with a specific bait or hanging spot then be sure to switch it up!
If you're looking to try some homemade baits, here's a few working examples:
- Wet cat food mixed with warm water and beer
- 2 or more eggs mixed with warm water
- Rotten fish or meat mixed with water, beer or milk
- ''Bad'', or turned milk, filled to halfway of container
- Rotting meat or fish. Anchovies and shellfish are very effective!
- Feeling creative? Mix 65% powdered egg or 2 raw eggs with 25% yeast, 15% sodium bicarbonate, and mix with water to create a thick solution. Leave it for a couple of days to let it become nice and stinky!