I was hoping someone can give me some useful advice for trapping
insects - mainly flies - indoors. Possibly mosquitoes?
I already have an outdoor flytrap that works exceptionally well - I
could not ask for more. Because of the horrendous smell, there is no
way at all I am even considering using this type of trap inside my
house, as it would make me feel sick. I won't even consider trying
this. Can anyone give me some advice of a "relatively" odour-free
indoor flytrap? One thing I have noticed is flies seem to buzz around
windows a fair bit. I would truly appreciate some advice. Thankyou.
there exist light trap, its like a lamp that emit a light to attract
the flie, but the flies get to close the got zap by either electricity
or heat.. also they exist electronic repulsion devices that emits low
frequency that suposely chase insects from the area.
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Take an empty clear small-mouthed bottle, like a soda bottle - 12 oz. or
so. Or use a wide-mouthed bottle with a small hole in the lid. Add some
water (maybe a half a cup) and enough sugar to well sweeten it. The flies
will enter the bottle but usually cannot find their way out. The more
flies in the bottle - dead or alive - the more it seems to attract
I have some I use at my cabin both for wasps and flies. It works good for
They look like a mayonnaise jar, and have a black plastic lid that has holes
in it. Once the insect goes in, it has a hard time finding its way out.
I have tried all sorts of things for bait: orange juice, orange soda, root
beer, sugar water........... but the thing that works the best for me is
plain apple juice. Just about an inch in the bottom of the jar.
I got mine at Ace Hardware. They have an eye so you can hang it up. Not
fancy, but they work, are cheap, and are easy to clean out.
I collect antique bottles. Anything before the automated machines started
I have one unusual hand blown fly trap from India. I would estimate it is
at least 100 years old, and probably closer to 150.
Imagine if you would, a pear shaped piece of molten glass, but only the
outer skin of the pear. Now, while it is molten, you push up on the bottom,
making both an indentation and a hole in the middle. This will create a
sort of a donut looking trough inside the pear.
They used fruit juices as bait. The flies would fly in through the bottom
hole, get tired of banging around inside the glass, and drown in the liquid.
Easy to clean out.
Amazing how some of the simplest solutions work the best.
Yep, an open a window/door and they fly away. Flies will, in my
experience fly towards light after dark if you have all lights off
inside, so open up and let them out.
Turn on the outside light, allow the fly(s) to gather near the door,
open and they escape.
It was fun once to see a fly tied to a sewing thread. They just hover
there in space.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
Have some fun. Use a vacuum cleaner. Approach slowly when they sit. They
feel the suction and hold on. Closer you get they hold on more. Then they
cannot let go because they will get sucked in....5 seconds sooner than when
you are on them.
Ever heard of a "pitcher plant"?
Venus flytrap is the commonly nown one, but there are many others.
Lots of them on the Southern Oregon coast.
They trap and digest flies.
Many available commercially.
I've heard that those aren't that easy to raise or keep. In fact I've also
heard that some of them don't smell too wonderful either and might
exacerbate the problem as they attract more that just flies to them. They
don't eat that much so the insects inside may overwhelm it. That's just
what I've heard though, I'd always wondered about using them to control
indoor flies and mosquitos.
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