Flies reproduce at an incredible rate. The secret to controlling
them is to trap them as soon as they hatch and before they have a chance
to replicate like crazy. If you put one trap out it will catch lots
of flies, but most likely not reduce the population much. If you
place several of them around you yard or animal pens you will do a much
better job of controlling them. For example: I live
near a large dairy that has lots of flies. I put one trap out and it
filled up with flies in only a few days. So, I decided to place
eight traps around my yard. After a couple day there was a
great improvement and we could enjoy our pool without flies buzzing us
like crazy. The real benefit came after I realized I was trapping
faster that they were reproducing. I noticed that the flies I was
now trapping were very young. Now, we rarely notice more that a
couple flies near the house at any given time. Wow, what an
This trap catches hundreds of species of common nuisance or filth
flies. The trap is baited for the most prevalent species including house
flies, false stable flies, blow flies, blue and green bottle flies, flesh
flies, face flies and many others.
trap comes with a water-soluble pouch of powder attractant. When the jar
is filled with warm water and the trap is placed outside, the attractant
dissolves and activates quickly.
features and benefits
- Fast-acting attractant
- Just add water
- Simple and economical to reuse
- Durable plastic container
kills the insects
lured inside, the flies drown in the water added to the trap.
RESCUE!® disposable Fly Trap is intended for use outdoors.
Fly Trap can be used whenever hot, humid conditions or the
presence of animals or garbage cause an outdoor fly problem.
Fly Trap Question and answers.
How it works
What do I do with the pouch in the Fly Trap? The pouch
contains the fly attractant. It will dissolve when water is added to the
trap according to the package directions.
What kills the flies? Once inside, the flies cannot escape and
eventually drown in the water added to the trap.
How long will the Fly Trap last? It depends on how bad
your fly problem is. Each Trap can capture between 15,000
to 20,000 flies. If it dries before it is full of flies, just and
more water and it will continue collecting flies until full.
Does the Fly Trap have an expiration date? No; the
unused attractants will last indefinitely.
Water is evaporating in the trap; can I add more? Yes; the
water should be at the fill line so that there will be enough for the
flies to drown.
How do I dispose of the trap? When the Disposable Fly Trap
is full close the cap and place the entire trap in the garbage.
You may want to wrap it in a separate plastic bag first to prevent it from
How do I know when the trap is full? The trap is
full when the flies are no longer able to get in because the cone entrance
is blocked. The water in the trap will also appear black.
Does the trap work on fruit flies? Occasionally the
trap may catch a few fruit flies, but it is really intended for common
house flies or filth flies – those that are bothersome in areas around
garbage, dog kennels and livestock.
Where it works
Can the trap be used indoors? No; the trap is meant
for outdoor use only, for several reasons. It is intended to draw the
flies away from human activity. It also needs sunlight to activate the
attractant and air circulation to disperse it. In addition, the odor from
the attractant may make it unpleasant to use indoors.
Where do I place the trap? Hang from a tree limb, fence or
post. Hang about 20-40 feet from a house, to draw flies away from human
The trap will work in the shade when the temperature is very warm, but
in cooler temperatures, placing the trap in direct sunlight will help
activate the attractants.
Some good locations for the trap: Near stables and barns, next to a dog
kennel (high enough to be out of reach of the dog), near garbage
containers, compost piles, etc.
What ingredients are in the attractant? The actual ingredient
list is a trade secret. All of the active ingredients in the powder
attractant are approved by the FDA as either food or feed ingredients. The
other components are either food ingredients, very safe or inert. The trap
contains no pesticides.
My pet ate the trap/attractant. Is it harmful? What should I do?
The attractants could cause a slightly uncomfortable sensation in the
animal’s mouth or an irritated stomach similar to what humans experience
when they eat hot or spicy foods.
Give the animal a bowl of water or milk to drink, to dilute the
product, and keep the animal under observation. Symptoms should resolve
themselves within a few hours after ingestion.
If the trap contains a significant amount of dead insects, this can
cause bacteria exposure leading to vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration.
Scientists and veterinarians have reviewed the possible effects of the
ingredients and have found no lasting harmful effects.