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Manage Flying Insect Infestations with Sticky Fly Traps

Are you tired of swatting at annoying flying insects with a rolled newspaper? It's quite a hassle and not effective. EcoPest Supply is proud to offer our customers a more useful flying insect trap We provide a collection of flying insect traps which are easy-to-use, long-lasting, and an effective, passive solution to eliminate infestations.

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FAQs About Sticky Fly Traps

Do sticky traps work for flies?

Yes, sticky traps can be effective for trapping flies. These traps use a sticky adhesive to capture and immobilize flies when they land on the trap. Adhesive sticky traps work by exploiting the natural behavior of flies. Flies are attracted to light and odors, and they tend to land on surfaces to rest or feed. When a fly lands on an adhesive glue trap, it becomes stuck to the adhesive, preventing it from flying away. Sticky fly traps are useful for controlling fly infestations in indoor environments such as homes, offices, and commercial spaces. They can also be effective in outdoor settings, such as gardens or farms, to capture adult flies before they lay eggs and reproduce.

What attracts flies to a sticky trap?

Flies are attracted to sticky traps by a combination of factors, including visual cues and odors. Visual cues: Many sticky fly traps are designed with bright colors, such as yellow or blue, that are attractive to flies. Flies are also attracted to patterns and shapes that resemble fruits or other food sources. Odors: Some sticky traps are scented to attract flies. These scents may mimic the odors of food or other attractive substances to lure flies to the trap. For example, some fly paper traps are infused with attractants like pheromones or vinegar to attract specific types of flies. In addition to these attractants, flies are also drawn to areas where there is food or decaying organic matter. If you're using sticky traps to control fly populations, it's important to place them near areas where flies are likely to be present, such as near garbage cans or in areas where food is prepared or stored. Regular sanitation and cleanliness can also help reduce the attractiveness of these areas to flies and other pests.

How do you keep flies away permanently?

Keeping flies away permanently can be challenging, as these pests are attracted to a variety of factors, including food, moisture, and warmth. However, there are some steps you can take to help prevent flies from infesting your home or property:

  • Keep your environment clean: Flies are attracted to decaying organic matter, so it's important to keep your environment clean and free of food scraps and garbage. Dispose of food waste promptly, and keep your trash cans covered.
  • Eliminate standing water: Flies are also attracted to standing water, so it's important to eliminate any sources of standing water in and around your home. Fix leaky pipes and drains, and remove any containers or objects that could collect rainwater.
  • Seal cracks and gaps: Flies can enter your home through cracks and gaps in doors, windows, and walls. Seal these openings with weatherstripping or caulk to keep flies out.
  • Use screens: Install screens on your windows and doors to prevent flies from entering your home while still allowing fresh air to circulate.
How do I get rid of flies inside my house?

To get rid of flies inside your house, a combination of the following methods can be very effective:

  • Use a fly swatter: A fly swatter can be an effective way to physically remove flies from your home. Simply swat the fly with the swatter when it lands on a surface.
  • Use sticky traps: Sticky traps can be placed around your home to capture flies when they land on the trap. Place the traps in areas where flies are most active, such as near windows or doors.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner: A vacuum cleaner can be used to suck up flies that are flying around your home. Empty the vacuum bag or canister frequently to prevent the flies from escaping.
  • Use a fly repellent: There are many natural and chemical-based fly repellents available that can be sprayed around your home to repel flies. Look for products that contain essential oils like citronella, lavender, or peppermint, or use a commercial fly repellent.
How long do Sticky Fly Traps last?

Generally, our Sticky Fly Traps can last for up to a few months without losing their effectiveness. However, the traps will become less effective as the surface becomes covered with flies, dust, lint or other debris. We recommend customers monitor their traps on a weekly basis and replace them once the majority of the trap’s surface area is covered.

Can fly traps be used indoors?

Yes, sticky fly traps can be placed indoors as well as outdoors. Indoor areas that are common for fly activity include: kitchens or other locations where food is present, areas around windows, and by trash bins. It is recommended that fly traps be placed where the most fly activity is noticed.

Which insects are sticky traps likely to catch?

Adhesive fly traps are effective against a wide range of flying insects. These traps are used in both indoor and outdoor settings to trap insects including: fruit flies, fungus gnats, aphids, mosquitoes, leafminers, blowflies, thrips, moths, and more.

What are the disadvantages of sticky traps?

While sticky fly traps can help reduce the number of flies in your home or property, they may not eliminate the problem entirely, especially if the source of the fly infestation is not addressed. Additionally, sticky fly traps are highly effective with smaller flying insects such as gnats and fruit flies, but are not as effective against larger house flies that sometimes have the strength to escape the adhesive.

Where are the best locations to place sticky traps?

The best place to put a sticky fly trap is in an area where flies are most active. Here are some specific locations to consider:

  • Near windows and doors: Flies are often attracted to light, so placing a sticky fly trap near a window or door can be an effective way to capture them as they try to enter or exit your home.
  • In the kitchen: Flies are attracted to food and moisture, so placing a sticky fly trap near the kitchen can help capture any flies that are attracted to food scraps or standing water.
  • Near garbage cans: Garbage cans are a common breeding ground for flies, so placing a sticky fly trap near your garbage cans can help capture any flies that are attracted to decaying organic matter.
  • In the bathroom: Flies are attracted to moisture, so placing a sticky fly trap near the bathroom can help capture any flies that are attracted to standing water or damp surfaces.
  • In areas with pet food or waste: Pet food and waste can also attract flies, so placing a sticky fly trap near areas where your pets eat or use the bathroom can help capture any flies that are attracted to these areas.
How often should I replace sticky traps?

This depends on the level of the fly infestation and therefore, how quickly the trap’s surface area gets covered. In homes with low to moderate infestations, the traps can last for weeks or even months without needing to be replaced. However, in highly infested areas, the adhesive traps can become completely filled with flies within a matter of days and need to be replaced frequently.

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“Hang a few of these on your porch and you will notice a difference within a few days. I like how they are weatherproof and keep their stickiness even after a rain.”