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Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Black Flag Fly Window Traps. We have an abundance of flies this year, I figure it is due to more rainfall than is typical as they usually pop up in spring and trail off in population by late May. Not this year we were literally invaded by the nasty critters this year.
In the coop or outside I use typical fly tapes to control the population but they are frankly not attractive indoors. I also looked at typical window tapes but once they start catching flies again they look gross, especially to my wife. When I found these I was initially skeptical, why would the flies go inside these things?
Well let’s be clear, while Black Flag is FAR from a permaculture company, these actually use a permaculture principle. That is “analyze and channel the intrinsic characteristics of living things on your property”. So what are the intrinsic characteristics of flies inside your home. Yes they annoy you, they land on food, they land on your TV screen, etc. However, the most obvious thing is they go to windows and get confused and start circumnavigating the window.
Here is another intrinsic characteristic of flies. It is that once one fly goes to a place others follow and the more that go to that place their presence and smell attracts more. These traps use both of these and let me tell you, one day in our fly problem wasn’t gone but it was so drastically reduced Dorothy and I were both shocked. That was until we looked inside them traps and saw the sheer number of stuck, dying and already dead flies in them.
Given how they work proper deployment is important. They can’t be set on a sill and expected to work (like some special kids in the reviews did). They must be stuck to the glass and placed in the corner, once you do this it may take a bit for the first stupid fly to go inside, once it does though it becomes like a party at Jonestown and they all head in and commit suicide. No poison or bait is used, this is just a place they explore and get stuck and hence die, you simply thow them away when enough bodies are in there that new flies don’t get stuck.
There is one weakness to these, that is the double sided sticky tape on them tends not to stay suck to the window. I simply doubled over some scotch tape and that solved that problem. These were a blessing to us so I wanted to share them with you guys. So if you have fly issues give the Black Flag Fly Window Traps a shot and with no chemicals or poisons you can drastically cull the population in just a day or two.
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P.S. – For some reason I can’t link to the one box (4 traps) page rather the 12 pack. Do not buy the twelve pack. I believe there is some sort of error on that page. By 12 they mean 3 boxes of 4 traps, at least that is what I was shipped. This is stupid expensive. At least until this error is correct the single boxes in quantity if you want more than one are half the price.
Once you click the link in this article just select the single item priced at $6.34, if you do the math 3 of those should cost 19 bucks not the 40 fricken dollars of the so called 12 pack. Note it says 80 cents a unit with that option, but when I ordered it they shipped me today 3 boxes not 12. I left a review about this, may be it will get corrected. Again I think this is an error not something malicious. Also speaking of errors, the item is listed as clear, it isn’t, they are white.
Quick Video Showing How Well They Work