Bait recipe

Taking the time experimenting and learning which bait works the best will save you money and time when you've got your perfect bait. Store bought trap with bait refill can cost $5-$7 which can add up quickly over time 10 traps would cost you $‏50 a month to refill, and over $600 ‏‎a year to maintain! You can buy a dozen egg for $2 which can last you a year! Plus you can feed the dead flies to your chicken without the worry they'll get sick using natural bait.

Save money, refill as many times as you want. Natural home made bait work the best experiment around the ranch to see what flies gather around the most and try putting that in the bait bowl. Send us a video of your trap and the bait that works best for you. 

experiment with food around the house it can not be fresh, meat will have to be in the decay process to where it will start releasing carbon dioxide to attract flies. Rotten* Keep bait wet by adding beer or water

trap is basic funnel it comes down to your bait place trap out in sunny area

(Number #1 voted best bait) Fancy feast cat food+water

If you have rodents use manure or poop as bait flies love it animals avoid it!

Also be sure to clear any surrounding Poop and manure or else the flies will just go towards those that are easily accessible. 

Important step Add Beer to keep bait wet we suggest every week or when you see it dry up!

Flies are attracted to the carbon dioxide released from the yeast found in beer*

Carbon dioxide releases at the start of the decaying process which attracts flies nearby!

!!! Be sure to clear the surround of poop or anything that may attract flies you want them to be all attracted to one place for maximum fly control !!!

Bait recipe: egg sugar and yeast

For the Attractant I use a packet of yeast, a couple eggsquarter cup milk, and a tablespoon of sugar. seems to work good and stays in liquid form for a few days in 80 degree temperature days. I just top it off with water every few days. its been about 3 weeks now and still have them filled with the original solution. The other part is getting the trap in the right location, a sunny area 3 to 4 feet off the ground seems to work for me. yet still one of my trap gets 1000's of more fly's then the other two. so location is still key, if you not catching them in one location then move to a new location until you start to see fly's getting trapped.

Wanting to have a peaceful time sitting on patio without having to swat flies away-Best product to trap pesky annoying flies. Set this trap outside in backyard. I used raw chicken/water as the bait. This was only after 3 days.

These traps were filling within an hour. I used the stinky fly trap bait and added cow manure to the "broth" as I saw on a YouTube video. Keep the bowl full and wet, the flies will keep coming! This is near my feed buckets. I live on a small farm.

Easy to set up, I experimented with different things to put in the attached bowl to attract flies. I settled on Lone Star Beer, and within 48 hours I literally have hundreds of flies in each of my traps. Great buy! 

Flies are attracted to the carbon dioxide released from the yeast found in beer*

Because of this adding beer or yeast is a pro tip to a effective trap*

Thousands of flies in 24 hours in each trap, amazing. I used what i had as bait. One egg whipped in water poured over small chunks of raw chicken. Water needs to be added often as it won't smell as much dry

Ok the bad reviews are user error. I bought 8 for a half acre. Some worked great some didn't. Those that didn't were either too high off the ground or my bait wasn't strong enough. Two baits that I've used are dog poo and salmon. Salmon skin isn't enough. You need to get some meat in there too. It will stink, so don't place it where you want to hang out. Dogs will try to eat it, so keep it in an area that they can't get to. Flies will love it... If I was a fly Fishman, I'd have bait for years to come.

Works perfectly!!! I tried too many things around our chicken coop but this one works perfect!!! Picture for 3 weeks But do not forget the bait , egg sugar and yiest mixture works really well, ordered two more the other side of my yard.


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It won't let me write review on your page, so, here's my review: 5 stars. I received my fly trap. Put tuna, and egg mixed together. Hung it. Within 2 hrs I had trapped flies in it. Very, very Happy with my purchase!! Will buy more!!

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