Catches so many flies. Need to empty every few days but worth it. Been buying it for years for the summer months but noticing that the jar is a weaker plastic which causes it to break.
Excellent for semi-rural areas
Add a raw egg to the water-bait mix and mix well. Recycle the juice when you empty the trap by adding some water, stirring and pouring off gently into another container, compost the flies then add the old juice to the new.
Like any rotting thing keep it away from pets and children. People who allow their animals to get at the bacterial mess will be in for a big vet bill, but seriously great to catch flies.
Don't place it close to your house
Plastic fails after a year in the sun.
This really works and works well
Very cheap - 10 bucks with 3 dollar refills seem to last about 3 weeks
Attracts and kills lots of flies quickly
It smells horrible so best place is outdoors near house entries
Work well, they should sell replacement bottles with caps though. Still have to clean out bottle after emptying, over the smell & can`t eat that much peanut butter.
At $10 plus each they are not a throw away item.
Purchased in September 2017 at Bunnings for $10.00.
Fantastic product but why did you scrimp on enviro safe fly trap bottle
To whom is interested the product is wonderful.
But they have gone cheap in the container it is that weak it collapses after 3 uses. Go back to old plastic.
December 26th 2019 Update: Attention cheap plastic bottle and product doesn't work as good
To all concerned I was sold on this product but about 10 months ago the plastic bottle is cheap and flimsy. But the worst is the product is no where near as good as it once was. PEOPLE use this and let the company know to go back to the bottles and product that they once used. NOT HAPPY JAN.
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Works well but what about the maggots!
Very easy to set up. The liquid can smell a little if indoors. Concept works very well attracting the flies into the container. BUT after the 2nd day, I noticed a lot of baby maggots crawling on the inside of the container above the liquid line of the container. I noticed the flies can stay alive inside the trap until, they fall into the liquid. I guess this gives a chance to lay eggs.
This a deadly product false advertising it has caused my pug and golden retriever to fight for their life blood in their Diarrhea and extreme vomiting you say it is poison free but it is salmonella in a bottle I’m so cross worried and sad my dogs are everything to our family they are our babies. I’m telling everyone how dangerous this is
Great fly trap as sold - but fantastic with some modifications.
I bought one of these traps several months ago and found it worked very well.
However I noticed some flies crawling back out of the holes in the lid.
Tried a couple of ideas and they helped to catch more flies.
For the last modification I did I machined up some thin wall aluminium tubes and inserted them in the holes in the lid after drilling out the bottom of the holes in the lid slightly to fit the tubes.
The bottom of these tubes project down about 25mm below the bottom of the lid.
The inside and outside of the tubes were sprayed w...
Did you know that female flies can lay over 500 eggs over a three- to four-day period? I do. That's why I have this fly trap. Don't bother with carnivorous plants unless you're sadistic; from first-hand experience, this collects thousands more flies during its lifetime.
Now here's the fun part. Sure, you could follow the instructions and empty this every few weeks. But that requires time and money. This thing absolutely reeks after a while. Not just a gentle waft here and there, but an overpowering, penetrating stench of death. Flies are attra...cted to the smell of the dead – and as it turns out, this includes their fallen brethren. I'm sure there are hygiene and neighbourly reasons for why I should empty it sooner, but there's something magical about fly larvae being born on an island of dead flies (on the topic of being sadistic). The only drawback is that because I've made a section of our courtyard repugnant to enter, my girlfriend now hates me. But you have to concede some losses in this war.
I have tried 4 different brands of fly trap, they all seem to work equally but at different stages, when they were all filled at the same time with this brand attractant.
I've tried Brewers yeast with sugar, works ok but not pretty green.
I have a loquat tree in my yard, it also attracts those little bugs that eat the fruit when left on to go to seed. Which in turn has all but perfectly helped my winter citrus trees, appearing to be the loquat bugs attracting those stinky citrus bugs.
It would be useful to buy in various size buckets with ...
We are two enviro-concious scientists in Queensland and we just love the Envirosafe Fly Trap. Seriously, in summer this thing is better than TV - you can watch the flies land on top and get irresistibly attracted to enter the fly hell swamp that lurks inside. You can see the damn thing fill with flies to way above the waterline and half way up the walls in a matter of days. The dog hates flies and snaps at them distractedly all day...but he loves the Envirosafe - you can see his vengeful smile widen as the trap fills.
Yes it stinks... It is...filled with rotting flies and maggots. It is the smell of putrefaction that is somehow sweet - a much more perfect ambient backdrop to a summer barbecue than a million flies relentlessly antagonising all sentient life. Go you good things, Envirosafe! We are buying two more today as gifts for delicate friends!
Replacement attractants are ineffective
I had a huge problem with flies entering our house and in desperation tried the Envirosafe Fly Trap. Worked so well that initially we were emptying dead flies almost daily. You can also buy replacement attractants which we did, these must be weaker as they worked poorly.
Perfect does what it says
Bought this from Bunnings, placed it outside sitting on the bbq out in the sun and within minutes flies started buzzing in and dieing. Placed it inside and it wasn’t effective at all.. it does say on instructions it should be in sunlight to activate it.. when outside it definitely gets rid of them.. just have to swat 2 or 3 that manage to make it inside. It lasts about 3 weeks and by then it was black with the hundreds of flies - my wife gets sick at the sight of it but only because it makes you realise how many flies are actually around and wo...uld have been in the house if not for this. Highly recommend it! Great product! You can even use the container after and fill it with prawn heads and water if you don’t want to buy the refills.. I still can’t catch as many with the prawn heads vs refills so I just keep the refills for when we are having a bbq or really need to get rid of all the flies..
If I can post the picture. You will see. It really work
This is awesome product. Even though I m not follow the directions (I use normal tap water instead of lukewarm) but it still works very well. And this is not a summer yet. I saw nearly full bottle of flies and just thinking what if all those invade my house. Thanks envirosafe.
clean out trap with soapy water thouroughly before refilling
hi just to clarify
i was incorrect about the formula not working. I have contacted the manufacturers and there was no change in the formula.
it appears that not fully cleaning out the bait trap before reuse can cause the forumla to not work.
i will try to update my review to 5 stars
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Questions & Answers
How much water do you add to the refill packet?
I have one of these, but am worried that my native bees are being trapped. Would they be interested in these?
How soon do joy empty them. What is the best method of disposing of the flies and bait once they are full?
My joint was infested because of the neighbours dairy herd. When it was bad a couple months back, emptied daily, now roughly weekly. I tip it into the compost (home compost not council one). They really stink to attract the flies so if you are going to bin the contents you should double bag it or you are going to gag at the smell of your bin after a few days.
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