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Horsefly trap

Horsefly trap A horsefly trap is an ideal and environmentally friendly means to constrain the nuisance of horseflies.

A horsefly trap works without poison, sound or electricity. A horsefly trap consists of a big black ball with an infundibular roof on top. This funnel has the point upwards. The picture clearly shows the system. The hanging trap can be fastened with for example a tripod.

Operation of a horsefly trap

Horseflies look for their prey taking into consideration sight and warmth. Because the black ball hangs freely, it will move slightly because of the wind. On top of that, the black colour will imbibe heat very quickly if the sun shines only just a little on it. The combination of the rocking movement of the ball and the radiation of warmth is the signal for the horsefly to "attack".

Once the horsefly has taken place on the ball, the deceit is clear. Just like all other insects the horsefly will fly away in an upwards position and, because of the funnel, end up in a space where no exit is possible. The horsefly is trapped!

Suitable for horses, cattle and people

Insect trap horseflies A horsefly trap can confine the nuisance for horses and cattle as well as for people. Anyone who works with horses or cattle will surely have been bitten by a horsefly now and then. This trap is capable of catching up to a few hundred horseflies a day, depending on where it’s placed.

Where and when to use

Horsefly activity is at its highest just after summer. Horseflies can be seen mostly near meadows and woods. Especially if there’s water, livestock and horses nearby. Just after noon is when they’re the most active.

Do you own horses or cattle and do you want to limit the nuisance of horseflies? Then consider this trap. Catering facilities with terraces in ‘horsefly-friendly areas’ can also benefit from a horsefly trap.


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