Catching flies in the stable, barn or animal shed?
The most important thing is to know which fly species it concerns. Black flies, humbugs, stable flies and other related species are attracted by feed and faeces. Reproduction takes place by laying eggs on or near the animals. Flie use their snout and tongue to pick up scents and thus know how to find the animals. Horses and cattle suffer the most, but small livestock such as chickens and rabbits are also affected. Indoor enclosures are the ideal breeding ground for these black flies.
Sticky Trap is used or creating glue traps and has been specifically developed for catching horseflies, hornets and stable flies. The basic recipe has its origin in America and is used worldwide to catch various blood-sucking insects. The Sticky Trap glue is made of natural minerals, has a light brown colour and sticks well for a longer period (up to 20 weeks). The Sticky Trap glue is unique and resistant to rain and heat.
Catching flies near animals can be done in a natural way with the Sticky Trap glue.
Stable and common houseflies can be caught indoors using a white bucket and the Sticky Trap glue. The buckets are often used in stables and hang in a central position above the animals. The trapping only works indoors because these flies are right next to the feed and faeces.
These fly traps are used widely in equine, cow, rabbit and chicken barns, as well as in indoor zoo enclosures (see photo).
How to create an indoor fly trap with a bucket and fly trap glue.
- Drill a hole in the top of the bucket and pull a rope through the hole. Place a metal ring around the rope and tie it with a firm knot, so that the rope is secure.
- Hang the bucket with the opening down (see picture). It is advisable to use a white bucket indoors. On the front of white walls, a coloured bucket is required.
- Apply a thin layer of the special Sticky Trap fly trap glue, 1-2 mm is sufficient. Tip: wear gloves.
- For best results, hang the trap in a central position (in the flight path) and just above the animals (not too high, just out of reach).