Captivator Fly Trap
Superior trap for the price
Stinks like crazy but fills with flies within a few days when used as directed. I have two and I add water every 4-5 days in warm weather, and dump every week or two. This is for a 3/4 acre property with four horses, one dog, one pot bellied pig. If you can't stomach the dump and refill process, get the flyrelief bag version.
May 9, 2013
A great supplement to fly predators!
We use multiple methods of fly control on our property...fly predators really seem to help, along with fly sprays, sheets & masks. I also stumbled upon these traps, as I saw them when I was ordering my fly predators. I know that even though fly predators work, they do not eliminate flies 100%. Our hay field borders our pastures and barn, and after our hay gets cut, we always seem to get an influx of flies! We decided to try out these traps, and I am SO glad that we did! You simply mix up a tube of fly pheromone that is included with the trap with water, and hang somewhere that you have a high amount of fly traffic--around the barn, or near your muck pile. It sat empty for 1-2 weeks, and I was discouraged. But, seemingly overnight, we had many, many flies going into the trap! It got to the point that there was probably a 2 inch layer of flies in the trap, and more were buzzing around the top to go in! I have to say, the smell when you empty the trap is quite terrible, but you are rid of a WHOLE LOT of flies! There are refills available of the pheromone tubes, and make sure that you do not try to stretch the refills & use less per fly trap...this does not work as well and seems to attract less flies. Definitely worth the investment to help control flies - but make sure to give it a chance, because in my case I didn't see immediate results, but after a couple of weeks, the trap seemed to work really well!
January 29, 2013
caught no flies
dont buy .. did not work .. there are small strips for the ground that work by attracting then killing the flies.. buy those instead
October 17, 2012
I hate the stinky smell and needing to add more water and attractant when needed, but this trap works for me.
May 1, 2012
captured thousands of flies......I don't plan on re-using but am still happy with the value.
August 8, 2011
Nice container, no stink = no fly's
Followed instructions, have it sitting on the ground in the middle of the round pen in full sun and it's only caught a few flies, while a pile of horse dung will have an uncountable number of flies in the same round pen. Have two different traps from local feed store made from recycled soda bottles and these work great. Will buy the drop in refills for soda bottles and use in this container. Huge waste of $.
June 20, 2011