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Best Fly Traps

Fly traps are a non-toxic alternative to eliminating flies from virtually any space. Simply hang a fly trap somewhere, and allow the trap to work by itself. It lures the flies in, catches them securely so they cannot get back out, and you can either dispose of the entire trap once filled or clean and reuse the trap once again.

Fly traps that are most effective, easy to use and easy to employ will make this list, and the best one will have a combination of these qualities that are unequaled by the others. There will also be a best bang for the buck rated fly trap that works in any circumstance at a very competitive price.

Gardner Fly Web Fly Trap Insect Light

If you want the absolute best fly trap with price being no object, then you want the Gardner Fly Web Fly Trap. It uses an ultraviolet light to attract flies to a sticky glue board inside of the unit. Simply plug it in and you are done. When the glue board is full, change it out with a new one. That's it! You can have 24 hour protection against flies and you won't even know it's working. Completely safe around kids and pets and absolutely non-toxic. It can be moved from room to room easily, and as long as you have a working outlet, it will work anywhere, although it is not recommended for exterior use. It is even rated for use in restaurants and hospitals, that how good this fly trap truly is.

Sterling NFT-D Disposable Fly Control Trap With Attractant

For exterior applications such as porches, barns and other outbuildings, the Rescue Disposable Fly Trap will suit your needs. This fly trap is pre-baited with a fly attractant. Just hang it up, and let it work. They are inexpensive to use and once full, merely dispose of it and hang up a new one. There is no hassle about cleaning and reusing, it is safe and non-toxic so it can be employed anywhere that houses animals, and because they are so inexpensive, several can be placed to more effectively trap and rid an area of flies. These are best used in an exterior or out building location, although realistically, they could be used anywhere will equal effective results.

Victor M380 Fly Magnet 1-Quart Reusable Trap With Bait

For the best environmentally safe reusable fly trap, go with the Victor M380 Fly Magnet Reusable Trap With Bait. It comes with included bait that is effective on virtually every pest fly species, and once the attractant properties of the bait diminish, more can be added. When the trap is full, simply empty it, clean it and reuse it. Although a bit more of a hassle than a disposable fly trap, the Victor is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable way to trap flies. Non-toxic and safe to use around humans and animals, these work best in an exterior setting like barns and outbuildings, although they could be used indoors, if you don't mind big plastic jars hanging around that smell bad.

Black Flag Window Fly Trap

If you are looking for the easiest and most unique fly trap of them all, the Black Flag Window Fly Trap is the one for you. It is covered with a thin film of glue so that once a fly lands or walks over it, the glue will hold them fast. It works on the fact that flies congregate towards a light source, like windows and doors. Merely stick this trap directly to a window, a screen, a patio door or on virtually any glass window, and when the flies gravitate towards the light, they will get stuck on the trap. Simple and effective, non-toxic and works anywhere, indoors or out. These are best for home applications since they would fill up rapidly and need to replaced often if used in a barn or another outbuilding setting. They are easy to put in place and just as easy to remove and dispose of when they are full.

TAT Fly Paper

If you want the best bang for the buck fly trap, that is inexpensive to use and has been proven to catch more flies than any other fly trap made, then go with TAT Fly Paper. Simple to use, just hang it up in fly infested areas and walk away. Flies look for easy places to roost, and a piece of hanging fly paper naturally calls to them as a good place to land. Fly paper is extremely inexpensive, basically it is just paper coated with a non-toxic adhesive. They can be hung anywhere, and because they are so inexpensive, they are perfect for fly control in barns and other out buildings. Once filled, or if the adhesive dries out, dispose of the trap and replace it with a new one. One of the simplest, safest and most effective fly traps ever made.

Dale Y
Dale Y has been writing about home improvement and Do-It-Yourself projects for more than a decade, using his own hands-on maintenance, construction and facilities management experience as a guide. He has covered the gamut by writing about news and views, home and garden ideas, home and business maintenance, and property management. As an offshoot, he had his own sewing machine and small appliance repair business, and can tell an embroidery stitch from a stretch stitch, all the while cooking the best salmon fillet ever on a countertop grill, while making a smoothie in the latest bullet blender. In this capacity, he has used a wide variety of tools and equipment for every need, worked with products ranging from adhesives to solvents, sewed shirt sleeves with a #14 needle and finished leather appliqué with a #18 needle.
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