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Message started by Smidge on Apr 29th, 2012 at 3:38pm

Title: Flitrap
Post by Smidge on Apr 29th, 2012 at 3:38pm

http://www.flitrapdirect.com

I was wondering if this is worth buying?

Title: Re: Flitrap
Post by chrispain on Apr 29th, 2012 at 3:57pm
Why not make your own?
Cut a plastic bottle in two then invert the top and add something smelly and disgusting in water and hang in a tree or on a wall, the locals use them in thieir trees. You can also buy the bait.

Title: Re: Flitrap
Post by cactus jack on Apr 29th, 2012 at 4:52pm
What they dont tell you is that you can smell it from 25 metres away as well, and boy oh boy do they stink.
If you cant smell it , it aint working.

Title: Re: Flitrap
Post by Ritaratbag on Apr 29th, 2012 at 7:45pm
Don't hang these anywhere near where you intend sitting, eating etc.
They smell horribly, and need to be emptied too.

Title: Re: Flitrap
Post by Smidge on Apr 30th, 2012 at 9:36am
Thanks for the advice, I will have a go at making my own.

Title: Re: Flitrap
Post by Nobrot on Apr 30th, 2012 at 9:45am

cactus jack wrote on Apr 29th, 2012 at 4:52pm:
What they dont tell you is that you can smell it from 25 metres away as well, and boy oh boy do they stink.
If you cant smell it , it aint working.



What they also dont tell you is that the homemade ones will catch thousands.....I did actually work out how many (approx 8  flies to cm3 in a 5 litre bottle etc etc....but all they do is atract even more flies in,you wont see any difference at all outside.They even lay their eggs on the dead flies and the maggots then eat their parents and so the cycle begins....

Title: Re: Flitrap
Post by avalidopinion on Apr 30th, 2012 at 2:37pm
I have used these to great effect. They do in theory attract the female flies and this in turn effects next years fly population. Do not hang to close to the house as they do pen and ink. You can get them at garden centres and cooperatives but these on e bay even with postage seem cheaper.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-X-RED-TOP-FLY-TRAP-CATCHER-ASHMOAT-SINCE-2004-/170824903051?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Garden_Plants_Weed_Pest_Control_CV&hash=item27c5f5298b

http://www.selfcontrolfreak.com/slaan.html


Title: Re: Flitrap
Post by Bulldog on Apr 30th, 2012 at 7:04pm
Is this a receptacle full of crap that attracts creatures of limited intelligence but of great breeding capacity. Would the English translation for this be David Cameron?
Your E.U. diplomat ex-pat Bulldog.

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