Solar Fly Traps are used by horse owners, breeding and training facilities, dairies, poultry and swine facilities, feedlots, gardeners, pet owners, kennels, and other places where flies are a nuisance. Simply add mixed bait to the trap and clean out once full of flies!
The Solar Fly Trap is designed to go anywhere. It is made-to-last out of rust-free, heavy duty aluminum. Use the Solar Fly Trap to reduce existing fly populations, fly blooms and migrant flies while your Fly Eliminators control the developing flies.
The yeast-based bait is mixed with water and poured into the container at the bottom of the trap. Flies are lured into the trap within seconds. They enter into the confinement chamber and dehydrate from exposure to the sun. When the Solar Fly Trap begins to fill up with flies, just empty, hose out and reset with new bait. SKU #1256001 comes with one packet of bait, which is enough for approximately 5 weeks.
Trap Placement: Place the Solar Fly Trap in a location that gets morning sun and afternoon shade, if possible. Having the trap heat up during the day is necessary for the flies to die. Solar Fly Traps can be moved around as fly breeding sites move around through the fly season.
It is important to remember that trapping adult flies is only one step in a successful fly control program. Manure management and maggot control are just as important in maintaining low fly populations. Use beneficial nematodes to kill active maggots in and around manure piles, organic detritus and other food sources. ScentGuard/Barn Kleaner can be sprayed to break down organic compounds that produce odors attractive to flies.
Usage Rate: Each Solar Fly Trap will attract flies from roughly 2,500 square feet surrounding the trap. Various facilities and uses (dairy facilities, waste treatment facilities and poultry farms) may require more traps depending on the severity of the fly populations and proximity of fly breeding sites.