Anyone ever made a good working fly trap

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 19:38
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There seems to be few around however most are quite small and need emptying often.
Anyone have any brilliant ideas on how to etc.
I did see one made with a coke bottle once but forget the way it was put together.

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Reply By: Louie the fly - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:06

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:06
What you saw made from a coke bottle and full of flies may not have been a fly trap, know what I mean, LOL. Making a replica may prove to be very uncool.

Having said that, I did see one in bunnings once. Didn't buy one though as it seemed to good to be true. You will need an attractant (artificial pheromones) which I think you can buy in sachets, or put a piece of meat in some water inside. Works for European Wasps. Good luck, hope you kill em all.
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:12

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:12
Bunnings sell a big one...I have one and it needs emptying about once a month and it works really well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:17

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:17
Yeh, we've got 2 of these plastic bottle ones with the black lid and a yellow dome over the top of that. You empty a sachet of powder stuff in, put hot water in and swill it around, and hang it near an area you want to catch the flys. Our are located near the doors, either side of the house.

They need emptying about once a month......... but a word of warning; THEY STINK once they've got a couple of hundred blowies in there!!!

It's quite entertaining sitting under the pergola, sipping a beer and watching the little mongrels homing in on the bottle. They land on the outside, see a few bro's having fun on the inside and decide they wanna join the party. So, they walk bravely up to one of the 4 small holes in the lid and in they go..... Lots of buzzing about and jostling for position before they decide to go for a swim.... hahaha
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Follow Up By: Louie the fly - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:27

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:27
Roachie, how can you be so cold hearted? & I shouldn't be giving advice on where to get them should I? After all, it's my kinfolk were talking about here. Er, Bunnings don't have them anymore...
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:43

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:43
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:41

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:41
hahaha Doug ya rabbit, I just leave the car doors open the little suckers LOVE it in there
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Reply By: Jeeps - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:41

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:41
I've got several of the bunnings ones with the yellow lid. Excellent and really works. I also noticed a larger version in mitre-10 but it was about $40
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Reply By: Scrubcat - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:54

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:54
Best way to keep them out of the kitchen is to put a bucket of sh~t in the lounge. lol .

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Reply By: Member - Pixie - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 23:29

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 23:29
one of those sachet ones that can attach to a soft drink bottle which you can just put a lid on and throw in the bin would be the shot.

Emptying those jars that come with them makes me feel ill
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Reply By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 23:34

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 23:34
I agree with all of the above, however, to make em out of drink bottles, you just need to cut the top (whrer thay start to taper) of the bottle off, invert the top and place back into the bottom of the bottle, apply a bit of sticky tape to stop it falling apart and there you have it. flys can get in but not out. throw in bin after about 7 days and replace. You can use bait from bunnings ect or just put a bit of fresh dog s@#t in the bottom works well

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P.S. dont leave the lid on of course
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Follow Up By: Angler - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 23:49

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 23:49
Thanks Noldi,

Thats what I was after. All the other suggestions may not work.

I have no doubt some of them have been tried by the posters.

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Reply By: Neil & Lynne - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 11:16

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 11:16
The easiest traps I have used, and used them often are made from used jars, jam, pickle, fruit or whatever.

Poke one or two holes in the lid with a screwdriver, drop in a piece of meat, chop bone or the like, cover the meat with water, replace lid & you are done.

Place the trap near problem area(s) and enjoy watching the trap working.

Throw it in the bin when its done its jom & make another one.

Easy peasy.

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Reply By: Old Mal - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 14:14

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 14:14
Tried a so called "Environmentally Friendly" fly trap a couple of years ago but all we succeeded in doing was kill a few thousand Dung Beetles ! Gone back to Mortein.
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