Sticky Trap was specially developed for catching horseflies, hornets and stable flies. The basic recipe originated in America and is used worldwide to catch various bloodsucking insects. The glue consists of natural minerals, has a light brown colour and sticks for a long time. Unique and resistant to rain and heat.
A horsefly glue trap requires the use of a dark object. Horseflies and hornets have infrared vision and see the moving ball, heated by the sun, as prey. Besides a ball, a black bucket or a dark piece of plastic can also be used. Once it lands on the ball or bucket, the horsefly is trapped.
Easy to use
- Biting insects such as horseflies and hornets have infrared vision, they can detect heat with their eyes (see photo).
- A female horsefly needs blood to lay her eggs and looks for blood from both humans and animals. Black and dark horses are much more bothered by horseflies than horses with a light coat colour.
- A black, dark plastic object is heated by the sun and moves back and forth in the wind. This simulates a prey for the biting insect.
- The insect lands on the prey (the ball or bucket) and tries to bite it, only to find itself stuck to the Sticky Trap fly trap glue.
A cheap and easy solution to control horseflies and hornets.
Required for the horsefly trap:
- Sticky Trap horsefly glue (0.5 l – 1.5 l – 3.5 l)
- Black bucket
- A screw eye and washers
- Pan batten
The trap is made as follows:
- Drill a hole in the bucket, pull the cord through it and fasten it to a ring on the inside so it cannot come out. If necessary, make a large knot.
- Turn a hook at the end of the batten (length approx. 50 cm) and attach the rope with the bucket to it (see photo). The ideal height of the bucket is 100 cm above the ground.
- Screw the batten onto one of the fence posts. It is important that it is placed near the vegetation (if any). It also needs to be in a sunny spot so that the bucket can warm up properly.
- The trap is supposed to move in the wind, so an open location is important. Finally, apply a thin layer of glue (1-2 mm) on the outside of the bucket, using a brush and gloves.
- Hang the bucket on the outside of the meadow so that horses do not walk past it and get glue on their coat. This cannot do any harm, but is obviously not a pleasant experience.
Only effective against horseflies and hornets.
Bees, butterflies and other important insects that pollinate flora and fauna are looking for nectar and sweetness and are not attracted by the horsefly trap. Furthermore, the glue has an adhesive strength that only has an effect on horseflies, hornets and other biting insects.
The Sticky Trap glue is made of natural minerals and is non-toxic. However, we recommend hanging the trap out of reach so that horses, cattle and other animals cannot touch it. Should the glue get into the fur or on the skin, there is no harm and it will disappear after a few days.