Are Fly Traps a Good Choice for Getting Rid of Flies?

fly traps, killing flies, insect zappers, pest control, do it yourself pest control,, epest solutionsFlies are one of the most annoying pests in the world. And if you have ever sat down and one landed on your food, you know how hard it is to kill and keep away. Fortunately, there are many ways to deal with these pests, but many people are left wondering whether or not fly traps are an effective choice.  While it seems obvious that sprays and foggers could repel the irritating pests, many haven’t had the chance to test the effectiveness of traps.  Fortunately, many of these devices can actually work wonders.

Simple Fly Traps

While many people are accustomed to seeing bug zappers on front porches, there are actually other types of traps that use the same idea of attracting flies with light.  There are small flying insect traps, for instance, that have a non-fatal light within them to attract a host of flying insects and trap them on adhesive boards.

Traps such as these can be emptied whenever the board gets full, and the light can be plugged into normal outlets either inside or outside.  There are even flysticks that can be placed next to lights with no need for electricity, to capture the pests.

Fly Zappers

As mentioned earlier, insect zappers are probably the best known fly trapping devices out there.  While it’s true that these devices don’t necessarily “trap” the insects in the traditional manner, they do attract them inside the device and kill them.

For those who get annoyed by that zapping sound, however, there are electric devices that provide the same attraction, are larger than the small scale traps mentioned above, but only capture flies with a glue pad.  No sound necessary.

Monica Bird (949 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.