Best Fly Traps

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 25, 2020
Flies carry more bacteria than people are comfortable with. Using these fly traps, you can lure, capture, and eliminate these flying pests. The best fly traps are effective yet non-toxic and discreet. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The lids are diamond-shaped, featuring 4 holes that allow the traps to capture multiple flying insects at once. The wide mouthes enable easy refilling and easy washing. The see-through bottles let you monitor the contents without opening them.

CONS

The bait refill packs are quite smelly. 

OUR VERDICT

SEWANTA Victor M380 are among the most quick-acting, environmentally-friendly fly traps out there. The well-thought-out construction will make it easy for these flies to enter the traps but impossible to leave once they're inside. The bait used here is harmless to people and pets. 

detailed parameters
Trap Type

Reusable Hanging Fly Trap

Area of Use

Outdoors

Kit

2 x traps 32 oz capacity (20,000 flies), 2 x bait refill packs

Pack of 4 available

Extras

Clear reservoir to monitor the decrease in flies, Wide mouth allows easy filling and washing, Adjustable hanging chain 9.5" long

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Most fly species find the attractant irresistible. The hang loop will let you easily hang the bags. The directions on these bags provide easy-to-follow instructions that ensure you use these traps right. 

CONS

Proceed with caution when utilizing full bags. Otherwise, you can easily make a mess. 

OUR VERDICT

Between the eight hanging fly traps that you receive from RESCUE!, you'll be able to catch 160,000 flies. With these traps attracting and neutralizing them, you can enjoy pleasant BBQ parties, picnics, quality time at campsites, you name them. 

detailed parameters
Trap Type

Disposable Hanging Fly Trap

Area of Use

Outdoors

Kit

8 x traps (20,000 flies capacity) 

Extras

Contains water-soluble bait attractant, yellow top cap with hang loop 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

These non-toxic traps can be placed even where pets and children are often running amok without any concerns regarding their well-being. The adhesive strip is usually easily removable and doesn't leave noticeable marks.

CONS

The traps will not prove effective with windows that have even the smallest gaps between them and the frames.  

OUR VERDICT

Catchmaster 12-Pack Clear Window Fly Traps are transparent and even somewhat attractive-looking traps that you can apply onto windows, fridges, tiles, and more. You can also hide them behind blinds and drapes. The adhesive strip should last an entire season. 

detailed parameters
Trap Type

Disposable Window Fly Trap

Area of Use

Indoors

Kit

4 x traps 2.875" x 8.25" size (12 packs)

Extras

Ready-to-use traps coated with specially-formulated adhesive

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The liquid bait is non-staining. The funnel-shaped holes enable will be easily capturing flies without allowing them to escape. The traps' attractive appearance lets you place them practically anywhere without ruining the space's aesthetic.

CONS

You can easily accidentally step on these traps. 

OUR VERDICT

Woodstream Terro Fruit Fly Traps belong among the most convenient yet effective indoor traps. The attractant that comes with the traps will last for 60 days straight. All you have to do is reuse these straps is wash them under a tap. 

detailed parameters
Trap Type

Reusable Freestanding Apple-Shaped Traps

Area of Use

Indoors

Kit

4 x traps 0.5 oz capacity (2 packs)

1 oz bottle of fruit attractant 

Extras

Ready-to-use, Built-in window

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Shaped like flowers as well as butterflies, these bright traps attract flies and gnats and easily fit small-potted plants. There's solid adhesive added to both sides of the traps. They're resistant to the elements, including UV rays and waterproof. 

CONS

The capacity is not great. 

OUR VERDICT

Garsum 12-Pack Yellow Sticky Fruit Fly and Gnat Trap lures flying insects, traps them, controls infestation, and breaks the breeding cycle. The traps can be used indoors as well as outdoors, usually lasting from 30 to 60 days. 

detailed parameters
Trap Type

Disposable Glue Traps

Area of Use

Indoors/outdoors

Kit

12 x traps

24 pack available

Extras

Ready-to-use, UV-resistant, Waterproof

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

SEWANTA Victor M380 [2 Pack]

Quick-Acting Reusable Traps

SEWANTA Victor M380 solve the fly problem without inconveniencing the person using the traps. Containing attractants that flies cannot resist, these reusable fly traps do not mess around. Also, because the diamond-shaped lids come fitted with 4 holes, the traps are able to catch multiple flies at once.

Going back to the attractants though, the kit includes 2 bait refill packs, house flies, drawing lesser house flies, cluster flies, and more. With the baits being as effective as they are, the 2 traps combined can capture and hold up to 20,000 flies, so you won't be refilling them all that frequently. But, thanks to the wide mouth on these traps, refilling and washing them will not prove a considerable challenge. Besides that, the bottles are transparent, so you'll be able to monitor both the increase and decrease in flies.

All things considered, the product does not entail huge downsides except that the bait refill packs are pretty smelly but that's to be expected when you take into account how strong they are. What you should also be taking into account though is the adjustable hanging chain. Measuring 9.5 inches long, this chain will not limit your placement options one bit, so you can hang these traps practically anywhere (as long as it is outdoors).

Review of SEWANTA Victor M380 [2 Pack] Reusable Outdoor Fly Traps

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RESCUE! [8 Pack]

Attracting and Catching 160,000 Flies

RESCUE! 8-Pack Outdoor Disposable Hanging Fly Trap enables no-hassle fly control, attracting and catching filth flies. The attracting part rests on the water-soluble bait attractant's shoulders that most flies usually find irresistible. With this scent luring them into the trap, the flies will be entering through the yellow cap and drowning inside, no fuss, no muss. No mess even, as long as you discard the bags carefully. The thing is, these bags can hold ~20,000 flies each, which is quite impressive but, as you can imagine, you can easily make a mess not erring on the caution side.

Apart from that, again, these are hassle-free traps, with straightforward and accessible directions on the back describing everything you need to know about exposing the entrance, filling the bags with the attract, and hanging them outdoors, ~20 feet away from living spaces (the attract is quite smelly, which the flies find irresistible but most people find pretty nasty).

As long as you do that, the bags will be catching countless fly species and ensuring pleasant picnics, BBQ parties, fun times at campsites, and more. Also, wrapping the review, since the eight bags can catch ~160,000 flies, what we have here is quite a bargain.

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Catchmaster [12 Pack] Clear Window

Window Fly Trap

Catchmaster 12-Pack Clear Window Fly Traps captures flies indoors. Unlike some mosquito killers, these traps do not zap flying insects and do not create a mess inside. No, they're discreet traps, capturing flies where they usually hang with above-average efficiency. The adhesive on these traps normally lasts at least an entire season, so you won't be replacing them on a frequent basis.

Peeling off the thin white release paper is the first step to setting the trap. Then, using the exposed strip, you attach the trap onto windows with noticeable fly activity. Removing the large release lining, you'll be activating the catching surface, springing the trap.

As straightforward as the traps' application is, we would recommend making sure that the windows you're applying to traps onto have sufficient natural light. We would also recommend avoiding areas with a draft since that might drive the flies away, defeating the traps' purpose.

Aside from that, the traps are non-toxic, so you can apply them without worrying about kids and pets. Despite its strength, the adhesive strip is pretty easy to remove from windows and, generally speaking, will seldom leave any marks behind it, meaning that you can use the traps knowing that the windows will be fine afterwards.

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Woodstream [4 Pack] Terro Fruit

Dangerous Fruits (Only to Flies Though)

Woodstream Terro Fruit Fly Traps look cute even though there's nothing cute about these traps. In fact, these cute fruit-shaped traps are quite great at preventing flies from breeding and multiplying, so you will not be dealing with flying insects swarming the kitchen or the garbage bin as long as these traps are sprung anywhere around them.

Using non-staining liquid bait, the traps lure flies inside. Fitted with funnel-shaped holes, the same traps can capture multiple flying insects at once. Once they're inside, these pesky insects will not be able to escape.

But the traps' appearance is, to some extent, a double-edged sword. On the one hand, looking all nice and charming, they easily blend into most settings. On the other hand, because these traps are so cute and small, you can easily accidentally step on them.

Of course, the fruit attract inside the supplied bottle is non-reusable but the apple-shaped containers are, so these freestanding traps should be able to serve you for years to come.

All in all, Woodstream Terro Fruit Fly Traps is not the best option for households with pets and kids since they can easily knock the traps down. Apart from that, most homes suffering from a fly situation will find them useful enough.

Review of Woodstream [4 Pack] Terro Fruit Fly Trap

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Garsum Yellow Sticky Trap

Indoors and Outdoors

Garsum Yellow Sticky Fruit Fly and Gnat Traps will be luring flying insects, trapping them, controlling infestation, and breaking the breeding cycle. Because they're vaporless and odorless, you can place these traps both indoors and outdoors.

Shaped like butterflies and flowers, these traps easily fit small-potted plants, so peel off the release strip and insert them in a pot, that's all you have to do to set the trap. To add more, featuring solid adhesive tapes on both sides, these traps are usually able to last somewhere between 30 and 60 days (depending on the infestation levels).

Still, even places where flies are not that prevalent will be able to benefit from these traps. Since they're designed UV-resistant as well as waterproof, you will not have to replace the traps until they're fully covered with flying insects. They are also resistant against the elements and drastic temperature changes.

The issue with these traps is that, because they're relatively small, they're not able to catch as many flies before they are fully covered and you have to replace them. Other than that, Garsum Yellow Sticky Fruit Fly and Gnat Traps provide affordable means of fighting flies and gnats indoors and outdoors.

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What Is a Fly Trap?

Fly killers are fun, we can tell you that much. Still, actively chasing flies is not something you want to be doing on a frequent basis. These fly traps, on the other hand, do not require any participation on your part besides setting them initially. With disposable traps, you don't even have to clean them, just throw the trap in the trash with countless flies captured inside. And while reusable traps will have you cleaning them from time to time, they are also the ones you will be able to use season after season.

Some traps are pretty basic, featuring nothing but some cardboard cutout or a plastic box filled with an attractant. Some are a little more complicated than that, employing reusable containers with multiple entry points. These containers can be transparent so that you know when the trap is full. Ideally, they should come equipped with a relatively wide mouth so that you can refill and wash them without considerable effort.

Finally, while there are traps that can be used both outdoors and indoors, most can only be used in one of those setting types, so make sure you're buying the one that fits your needs.

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Publish Date: 2020-08-04 12:52:15