Follow up to flytraps

Submitted: Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 09:08
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We have made many of the fly traps, we don't use smelly meat we use three heaped tea spoons of meat meal mixed with water. When the container gets half full of flies tip it on the garden and prime it up again. If you buy those little yellow topped fly catchers with the two eco/organic satchels that are so expensive to replace that's all it is meat meal. As soon as I smelt the first one I could tell it was meat meal, the flies love it, the garden loves it and it’s not too bad on the nose. It's the maggots and dead flies that are left too long in the container that smell horrid.


That’s exactly what we had to do (buy 40kg bags) but it’s still a much cheaper option at only around $12- $15 per bag from the local stock feeder. Well worth it to get rid of the flies. Your local abattoir might also be able to help you out. Graham. PS. We also use it on our garden as a bit of fertilizer

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Reply By: Member - Carl- Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 11:40

Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 11:40
Hi Bill,

Thanks for that. We travel in a caravan and I have made a fly trap with some 150mm PVC pipe and 2 ends. Sealed one end and cap the other.

I had been looking for a bait to use. Experimentedwith different things. Funny enough, flies will not touch Canadian salmon. Just shows they have not taste.
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Reply By: hazo - Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 17:06

Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 17:06
Bill

If I may ask, what is "meat meal"? do you mean blood & bone ? only I tried that in my fly traps with very little success.

Got to agree the commercial packets of baits are a rip off !
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Follow Up By: Phillipn - Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 17:38

Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 17:38
Meat meal is the product of the waste from an abattoir, contains any waste including condemned carcases or parts .

Cooked at high temperatures. It is safe to use as it has been sterilized.
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Reply By: Mudripper - Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 21:49

Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 21:49
What do you reckon they use for the european wasp attractant?
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Reply By: petengail - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:24

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:24
i posted in another thread but for what its worth will post here also. i use half a pilchard. cost about 5 dollars at the bait shop. one packet lasts for ages and the flies love it. seems to work best when i put the trap under the lime tree for some reason. hardly got a fly when i put it above the compost bin...
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