2017 - Volume #41, Issue #5, Page #14[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Ecotrap Caught Thousands Of Flies
The attractant in the bag has a very foul smell, which I only notice when the wind is in the right direction. Instructions with the bags suggest hanging the bags around the perimeter of outdoor living spaces to draw flies away from the area. It definitely works.
I asked Bertha, Minn., dairy farmer John Blashack to test a couple of bags in his barn, and they didn’t work quite as well there.
“The smells in the barn are about as strong as what’s in the bag, so they didn’t fill up real fast,” he reported after the bags were up a few weeks. “But I’m not ready to write them off.”
He added that flies seemed to be down this summer, possibly due in part to his free-ranging chickens that love to eat maggots.
For folks who want to reduce flies in their backyard, I think the Ecotrap works great and I was impressed with the company’s service. The birds around my house didn’t like them, though. They could see flies inside the bag but couldn’t get at them.
Ecotrap Jumbo bags (www.ecotrapguard.com) sell for $5.86 each at Amazon.com and other retailers, with discounts for multiple orders.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dee Goerge (email@example.com).
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