Maybe a $10 Flytrap may work wonders around the summer campsite!!!

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 19:30
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I recently bought a $10 Flytrap to keep the flies of my Tomatoes this year.. The Tomatoes have no marks on them at all this year with the Flytrap.. Maybe a good idea to hang one in a tree nearby the camp site if you are staying a few days, they definitely catch a few.. A pic below shows 6 days in operation and no flies in the back yard hanging around us.. As you can see, they are lining up to get inside.. There are literally 1000's of flies in this trap!! P.S. MichaelImage Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: Matt Watson - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 19:38

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 19:38
wow, I've tried one of those around north perth and didn't catch hardly any, they are all little black bush flies here though.
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 19:41

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 19:41
Wow, can you imagine smearing a little of the lure liquid around the back bumper of the local hoons vehicle :-))
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 19:47

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 19:47
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If you've smelt it, you need to keep a safe distance. I have a similar trap in the back yard, and it is VILE. But it works.

Good idea though, but I'd try and get some inside the vehicle.

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Follow Up By: Wazza - (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 20:35

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 20:35
Or squirt a bit through his window if he leaves it half open.
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Reply By: toyotabits.com - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 20:25

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 20:25
G'day Michael, what is it called & where did you get it, looks good! aussiedingo
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 20:34

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 20:34
Hi There, Envirosafe flytrap,, Buy them from Bunnings, $10 and it comes with only one sachet of Attractant. You can buy 3 extra sachets in a pack for about $6 and are supposed to last up to 3 weeks.. Probably the high temps lately have reduced the one in the pic to 6 days.. I emptied it this afternoon, ERRRRR!! Not so bad i guess, dug a small hole in the garden, tipped it in, poured some detergent into and onto the base and lid and gave it a hose out.. refilled now and ready to go!! Michael
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Follow Up By: Ianw - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 21:52

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 21:52
We have been using one for a while now. At the moment flies half fill it each day. Certainly does work ! MUST remove the flies every day, or they rot and really stink ! Just sieve the liquid through some fly wire add a bit more water (warm water is best)and put back in the trap. At $2 a sachet of bait it is well worth the time.
BTW we bought a different brand one from Safeway $14.95. (Has red lid) and it does not work. The bait that comes with them doesnt work, even in the Bunnings one.
We use only the Bunnings bait in both now ; we get 3 inches of flies in the Bunnings one, and 1/2 inch in the red one. Both side by side. Got to get back to Bunnings to get another one !!

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Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:19

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:19
The traps with the yellow lid are tor flies, and the ones with the red lid are for wasps. Each use a different attractant.
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Follow Up By: Ianw - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 18:29

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 18:29
According too the instructions , each one can be used for either. Just get the different bait !!!

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Reply By: Member - Scrubcat (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 21:00

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 21:00
Similar to the method I use to keep flies out of the kitchen.
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Works every time.

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Follow Up By: Dave B (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 08:13

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 08:13
I don't want any of your SH__gar in my coffee thanks Scrubby !!!!

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Reply By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 06:16

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 06:16
what do you do with it when its ful
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 06:59

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 06:59
Dig hole in the garden and bury the little blighters, a small service to the departed and a few beers afterwards!! ;) Michael
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 08:37

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 08:37
Michael you are throwing doubt on one of our secret camping tips.

Being mostly vegetarian we like to camp next to meat eaters because all the flies go over to their camp - but your flies go for tomatoes.

What are we going to do now !
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:30

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:30
Robin, You may be right,, Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 16:27

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But then again!! the flies may be more interested in the trap than the meat, so the BBQ may be spared some flies, and that would be better than nothing.. MIchael
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Reply By: ingo57 - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:07

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:07
Had a couple of eggs bust in a plastic tub 4 wheelin one day, got to camp and the flies were thick.
Started cleaning up the mess and I put the tub on the ground, whilst searching for paper towel and wipes I noticed the flies had gone. When I looked at the tub it was black....covered in flies!!!
Works great until they eat all the egg.
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Follow Up By: Dave B (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:41

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:41
I wonder if you mixed up an egg with a fair amount of water and put that in the Envirotrap.
I reckon I might try that, it would be cheaper than the sachets.

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 16:30

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Rotton egg would be hard to clean out of the trap, easy now with the proper bait and the egg would smell bad, bad bad!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 18:01

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 18:01
My two dogs love the smell of the Bunnings fly bait. I put a rock on top of the fly catcher, and it squashed the top down :((
Neeeext ! LOL
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Reply By: Member - Josh (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 19:51

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 19:51
I remember years ago we were rafting on the Snowy river (I think) and met a lady living up that way on one of the last privately owned properties up there. She had 5 large bottles like the old flaggen with water and chunks of meat in them. The flies love them. The first year she was there she got 20 full bottles. Now she is down to three full bottles a year. We ate lunch outside and not a fly in site. There is a place in Warragul (vic0 that sells similar to the bunnings trap but is a 10 ltr bucket. You put one on each corner of you property and after a few months you have a BBQ with no flies at all. They work a treat.

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Follow Up By: panuara - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 20:42

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 20:42
I was told by a dairy farmer that flies are territiorial and wont travel more than about 1km from home. He made traps from 44 gallon drums, cut off the base, cut a 6" hole in the top and covered that with perspex. He then suspended some meat about 12" from the top and sat the drum on bricks. Apparently the flies feed then fly towards the light, get tired and drop to the ground and die.
He reckoned it worked.
I have used the fly traps from Bunnings and they work well.
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