Tips & Tricks for Using Fly Control Products Effectively

The hot summer weather often brings out the flies. If you're like most people, the sight and sound of flies buzzing about your living space is maddening. Flies breed quickly and the average house fly lives 2-3 weeks. The best way to solve this problem as quickly as possible is to kill the adults before they reproduce.

Indoor fly problems can be frustrating. What can be more frustrating is purchasing fly traps that aren't any good at catching flies. Catchmaster offers two things 1) fly traps that are good at catching flies, satisfaction guaranteed, and 2) education on the behavior of house flies. Our goal is to make you the most fierce Catchmaster you can possibly be. We arm you with great tools and the knowledge you need to be a feared enemy of the common house fly. These two together will be the difference between solving your fly problem and being frustrated by it. The first thing to remember is that flies, like all other animals, are creatures of habit:

  • Flies will gather around places that they feed or breed. Unfortunately, that is often the kitchen, aka where you least want to see flies. Environment-friendly fly control tools are a must anywhere food is handled. Fly swatters are not ideal for these spaces because insect body parts go everywhere when used effectively; chemicals are not ideal for obvious reasons either. Giant Fly Glue Traps are an excellent choice here as their bright yellow coloring and adhesive film traps flies without blowing them up or poisoning them.
  • Flies like sunshine and light in general, so when using fly glue traps, ribbons, or window strips, you will want to deploy in a sunny part of the room near a window or door.
  • Flies also prefer higher parts of a room where the temperature is warmer. Placing your fly traps higher in the room will increase your chances of catching flies.
  • Depending on the environment, you may want something discreet. For those circumstances where hanging fly traps won't do, consider Catchmaster's Window Fly Traps. They work great in these settings as well. They can be placed in the top corners of windows (see previous bullet) and covered with your tapestries.
  • Window Fly Traps can be placed closer to common areas, but it is important that you place any baited traps, like Fly Jars, 20-30 feet from where you and/or your guests will be. Baited traps will catch flies, but they will also attract flies. Placing them a short distance away ensures the swarm will not be around your guests.
  • Beware that placing baited or scented fly traps (Catchmaster's Window Fly Traps are not baited or scented) near a door that is often open and closed may actually draw more flies into your home.
We hope these tips and tricks to fly control keep your home pest free this summer and beyond. For more information about flies visit our blog on House Fly Control Tips.
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