Gordy’s Flytrap Fitting was released at the Mystery Creek Agricultural Field Days in 2000. The Fitting is the result of 18 years of research and development.
Please read our Instructions Page
When the trap stops working or it is full of flies. We suggest that you do not let the dead flies get closer than 60mm – 70mm from the entry tube.
Yes, it is alright to move a working trap. Just be careful not to stir-up the trap contents, as it is the top layer of material in the trap that attracts flies.
Yes. We suggest that you tilt your Trap about 5 degrees with the blade on the fitting running from the highest point to the lowest point, to assist with water run-off.
We suggest you move the trap to a place where it is shaded between 11am to 3pm. The benefit of this will be two-fold. First, it will lower the temperature in the trap and, hence, slow the evaporation rate. Second, will improve the effectiveness of the trap simply because flies do not like landing on “hot” surfaces or entering the trap if the temperature is too hot.
If there are a few live flies in the trap, remove the fitting and pour boiling water on the maggots. Generally, the amount of boiling water required is less than a cup full. Replace the fitting and check in a couple of days to ensure trap is working.
If there are lots of live flies, spray them and then remove the fitting and pour boiling water on the maggots. Generally, the amount of boiling water required is less than a cup full. Replace the fitting and check in a couple of days to ensure trap is working.
NOTE: If your trap is done with a plastic bag, do not pour boiling water on the maggots – simply, remove fitting and tie bag off then, tie within one or two other plastic bags to ensure they can not escape and dispose of.
This happens when the fitting has been placed upside down. To check that your fitting is the correct way up, you should be able to read the text and fax number.
This normally happens when your bait/attractant has gone-off. Simply, empty and re-bait/set your trap.
The simplest way is to bury them. However, do not bury live maggots – pour boiling water on the maggots first.