America’s Redneck Test Kitchen…

I mentioned having an ant problem. we have another insect issue too, flies. Since we have to keep every window, door and any other openings open, the flies freely come and go, mostly come in, as far as I know they never leave. Yeah I know, we gotta get more screens up, one thing at a time…

Once the sun comes up, the flies start appearing, they buzz by your ears, face. land on you, just basically irritatating… I looked up some homemade fly catchers, I found ones that use clear plastic bottles, you cut the top off, insert it, lid side down into the bottle, you need something inside the bottle that the flies like, set these around and wait for them to fill up. The idea is the flies are attracted by the bait, crawl into the bottle, eat until full, they fly up, the problem is they don’t go back to the middle of the bottle where they came in, they just keep beating their little hairy heads against the top of the bottle, where they can’t get out. Muahahaha (evil laugh!)

Now to America’s Redneck Test Kitchen, I made 5 fly catchers, I placed a different bait into each one, I want to know which one works best. Here is what I placed in each one:

vinegar and sugar
leftover chicken (with a bit of water to keep it from drying up)
leftover cinnamon roll (with a bit of water…)
poop (with a bit of water…)

Yes, that last one is real, I have to know! I set these all side by side, a veritable smorgasboard for the flies, they have their choice now, dairy, sweet & sour, meat, dessert, and poo.

I’ll post the results as they come in.



1 Comment

anon16-rounded-5661787 seth said…
LMAO…..good post…too funny

May 27, 2008 1:40 PM

3 Responses

  1. Well, what works best? I have a fly problem in the back yard, prabably attracted to the dog poop. I’ll try a fresh piece of poo in mine, that ought o get ’em- you know “like flies on shit”

    1. That is a good question m, unfortunately none of them seemed to work at all, I threw all of them out. I have seen those “As Seen On TV” fly traps, those might work, we do use fly paper, those nasty, sticky hanging from the ceiling spiral sort of things, like grandmothers used to use, they work pretty well, I wish there was an attractant in them though, the ones I can get locally are just sticky, nothing to attract them.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Join the global off-grid community

Register for a better experiencE on this site!