Flies can be a real nuisance at any time of year, but they are particularly so during the summer months when they invade our homes, farms, smallholdings and stables. Now there is a safe and effective way to trap flies and deal with them – Red Top Fly Catcher. A unique and safe product, Red Top Fly Catcher are the ultimate fly trap. They are low-cost, non-toxic, simple-to-use and chemical-free.
- Red Top Fly Catchers are a unique product from South Africa and are both safe and practical and easy to use. They use a non-toxic protein-based bait which lures flies through a turret into a three-litre trap from which they can’t escape.
- Around 85 per cent of the flies caught in the trap are female. By controlling the female, the entire fly population in the area can be brought under control. Once caught the flies cannot escape and the flies cannot build immunity to the bait.
- Positioning: They should be situated a maximum of 15 metres away from your home, farm building or business premises so as to draw the flies away from the premises and into the trap.
Instructions for Use:
1. Remove the Red Top from the dish and unfold the bag.
2. Straighten out the mesh cone and make sure that the hole at its apex is open.
3. Add the bait and one litre of luke warm water (if water is milky, allow to stand for 24 hours before use). The traps will start to be extremely effective after a week or two.
4. Replace the Red Top by clipping the lugs of the Red Top into the small holes in the cover-dish.
Where to hang your Red Top:
a. Hang the Fly Catcher outdoors in a suitable position with sufficient sunlight.
b. Do not put closer than 5 metres from the fly breeding areas, e.g. manure heaps, compost heaps, chicken runs etc.
c. Hang at head height or higher.
d. Ideally placed between the fly breeding area and the living environment.
e. In Ireland (temperate climates), you can hang them in direct sunlight.
Slit the bag with a sharp instrument and drain into a compost heap or a hole in a garden bed (dead flies are rich in nutrients and make good compost), or place the trap in an old shopping bag and dispose of into a rubbish bin.
- Dispose of old traps on rubbish collection day.
- Bait a new trap 3 to 4 days before disposal of the old one to ensure continuous catching.
- Top up weekly with water. Water volume should be steadily increased as trap fills.
Flies introduce pathogens (disease carrying germs) to the activated trap. Keep out of reach of children, pets and livestock.