“The warmer the weather, the faster the flies are produced,” says Dr. Qing-He Zhang, Ph.D., lead scientist and director of research at Sterling International, Inc., developer of the RESCUE!® line of eco-friendly pest control solutions. “The common housefly and other filth flies can lay up to 100 eggs that hatch within 24 hours. An adult female fly may lay up to 2,400 eggs in her short lifetime, about two to four weeks.”
Zhang says that in hot weather it only takes eight days for these thousands of eggs to hatch and develop into adult flies. This poses a problem for homeowners without an effective fly management solution.
Rod Schneidmiller, president of Sterling International, recommends simple measures that help control the flies by preventing their ability to breed in the first place.
“There’s nothing a fly likes less than proper sanitation,”
Even with preventive measures, flies can still appear in droves. As an alternative to chemical sprays, Zhang and his team at RESCUE!® have developed safe and effective solutions to control flies before they become a nuisance.
The eco-friendly OrnamenTrap™
The new TrapStik® for Flies catches common house flies, cluster flies and fruit flies. It can be used inside around the home, or outdoors in a sheltered location protected from moisture. It’s best to hang it right where flies are buzzing, such as near windows or in mud rooms and covered porches.
TrapStik® for Biting Flies catches flies that feed on blood, such as horse flies, stable flies and black flies. Its water-resistant coating allows it to be used wherever there is a problem with biting flies such as patios, water features, barns, stables or dog runs.
The VisiLure™ Fly Tape is not your grandmother’
The RESCUE!® Disposable Fly Trap catches the most prevalent adult fly species. “The RESCUE!® Disposable Fly Trap has a bait that flies find irresistible,”
Schneidmiller recommends hanging the Disposable Fly Trap at least 20 feet away from any outdoor living space and near possible fly sources like a dog run, garbage bin, compost pile or horse stable.
The larger and reusable RESCUE!® POP! Fly Trap is made from recycled 2-liter soda pop bottles and has the same fly attractant formula as the Disposable Fly Trap. It can be reused with attractant refills or recycled.
Flies don’t have to bug you this summer. Take action with one of these indoor or outdoor traps.
As with all RESCUE!® products, these fly taps are proudly made in America by Sterling International, the only pest control company to manufacture all of its products in the U.S.A.
Established in 1982, Sterling International, Inc. offers RESCUE!® traps and attractants for stink bugs, wasps, hornets, yellowjackets, flies, Japanese and Oriental beetles and more. These products are available prominently on shelves at home improvement centers, hardware stores and lawn & garden retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information and great tips, visit http://www.rescue.com. You can also follow RESCUE! ® on Facebook and Twitter.